Fox News topped its cable news competition during Obama’s address to the nation on Iraq on Tuesday evening, beating the other cable news channels combined. Fox News averaged nearly 3 million viewers during the speech and increased to 3.38 million viewers during the post- address analysis moderated by Bret Baier.
Note: We don’t have ratings for the broadcast networks coverage of the address yet, will post them when we do. We’ll also have our regular cable news ratings post later today.
PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS (8:00-8:19PM)
FNC: 2,888,000 in total viewers (694,000 in 25-54)
MSNBC: 1,311,000 in total viewers (373,000 in 25-54)
CNN: 988,000 in total viewers (300,000 in 25-54)
POST-ADDRESS ANALYSIS ON FNC (8:19-8:24PM)
3,376,000 viewers (888,000 in 25-54)
FNC: 2,631,000 in total viewers (649,000 in 25-54)
MSNBC: 1,093,000 in total viewers (296,000 in 25-54)
CNN: 731,000 in total viewers (196,000 in 25-54)
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