The numbers are in for last night's Presidential Debate. FOX News Channel (FNC) beat both the broadcast networks and the other cable news networks in Total Viewers and adults 25-54, averaging 10.4 million viewers from 9-10:30PM during the actual debate making it FNC's high-rated presidential debate ever. FNC also beat CBS, ABC and NBC during the actual debate.
CNN was the number 2 cable news network with an audience of 6.0 million viewers. MSNBC came in third with 4.7 million Total Viewers.
9:00-10:30PM (actual debate)
FNC: 10,421,380 in total viewers (2,932,907 in 25-54)
CNN: 6,045,109 in total viewers (2,368,589 in 25-54)
MSNBC: 4,710,511 in total viewers (1,852,629 in 25-54)
Broadcast Fast Nationals 9-10:30PM:
8:00-11:00PM (primetime coverage)
FNC: 8,181,448 in total viewers (2,159,809 in 25-54)
CNN: 4,763,003 in total viewers (1,851,207 in 25-54)
MSNBC: 3,913,759 in total viewers (1,481,901 in 25-54)