Fox News Channel was where people went to watch the GOP’s routing of the Dems in last night’s midterm elections. And for the first time ever FNC trumped all three broadcast networks, as well as its cable competition, in the news demo, in head-to-head 10 PM competition.
FNC bested combined CNN and MSNBC in primetime, in both the news demo and total viewers. An average of 6.3 million viewers watched FNC in prime — 1.662 million in the news demo. CNN clocked a crowd of 2.107 million — 909,000 in the news demo, and MSNBC pulled in 1.687 million viewers — 525,000 in the news demo.
At 10 PM ET, when the broadcast networks dove in to election results on-air, FNC’s 6.607 million viewers outstripped CBS News’s 5.408 million, NBC’s 4.225 mil, ABC’s 3.147 mil, as well as CNN’s 1.936 mil and MSNBC’s 1.594 million.
Same story in the news demo, where FNC’s 1.825 million in the hour, edged out CBS’s 1.548 million, NBC’s 1.484 million, ABC’s 1.083 mil, as well as CNN’s 912,000 and MSNBC’s 566,000.