Ratings: Fox News Tops Cable Networks During Obama’s Syria Speech

By Merrill Knox 

Cable ratings are in for the President’s primetime address on Syria. Fox News was the most-watched cable news network during both the speech (9pm-9:17pm) and the post-speech analysis in both total viewers and the A25-54 demographic.

4 million viewers tuned in to Fox News, more than double the number put up by CNN (1.9 million). MSNBC chose to average their viewership from 8pm-10pm, so we don’t have their numbers for just the president’s address.

FNC was also first in the demo, +37% ahead of CNN.

For post-speech analysis, Fox News was again on top, drawing 3.6 million total viewers and 830,000 A25-54 viewers between 9:17 and 10pmET.

  • President’s Speech

FNC: 4,042,000 viewers / 939,000 A25-54 (9:01 – 9:17)

CNN: 1,914,000 viewers / 683,000 A25-54 (9:01-9:30)

MSNBC: 1,196,000 viewers / 310,000 A25-54 (8:00-10:00)