Fox News Channel dominated the cable news network coverage of the Iowa Caucuses last night. FNC averaged 2.6 million viewers in primetime, 683,988 in the 25-54 demographic. CNN was second with half the FNC audience, 1.3 million viewers (486,184 in 25-54), followed by MSNBC (1.2 million; 302,631 in 25-54). FNC was up from the coverage of the 2008 Iowa Caucuses. From 7 PM-3 AM, it posted 2.1 million total viewers, up 30% from 2008, and 636,868 adults 25-54, up 7%. For comparison, CNN, which had difficulties with new technical gadgets introduced last night, was down 36% in total viewers (999,518) and 38% in 25-54 (390,118), while MSNBC was up 1% in total viewers (932,412) and down 36% in 25-54 (258,602).
Fox News Tops Iowa Caucuses Coverage
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