FOX News Only Cable News Network Up Vs. 2008 in Primetime Viewership

Categories: Cable News Ratings,Network TV Press Releases

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November 7th, 2012

 

FOX News Channel averaged its highest-rated primetime ever with 11.5 million viewers, beating its previous primetime record of 9.2 million viewers in 2008 (the night of the VP debate) Find preliminary numbers for last night's primetime coverage below.

 

PRIMETIME COVERAGE 8:00-11:00PM (primetime coverage)

FNC: 11,453,464 in total viewers (4,451,387 in 25-54)

CNN: 9,251,678 in total viewers (4,572,022 in 25-54)

MSNBC: 4,666,307 in total viewers (1,996,555 in 25-54)

 

2008 Election 8-11PM/ET (Primetime Comparison)

FNC: 9,044,000 (P2+) +27%, 3,925,000 +13%

CNN: 12,304,000 (P2+) -25%, 5,820,000 (25-54) -21%

MSNBC: 5,889,000 (P2+) ---21%, 2,663,000 -25%

 

 

 
  • Mark2

    NBC Wins the night again:

    NBC = 12.56 million
    ABC = 11.15 million
    CBS = 8.42 million

  • Alan 59

    Dear Amanda,

    Regarding the headline, news chanels are not the only cable channels (or “networks,” in your parlance).

    I’m willing to bet that AMC is up over its 2008 primetime numbers, for example.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    @Alan: fair enough!

  • TVMAN

    @Mark2. NBC wins among BROADCAST networks. This thread is talking about CABLE.

  • 1966

    @tvman
    mark2 is not smart enough to know that.

  • TomJH

    Was Megan Kelly on the air back in 2008?

  • 1812

    MSNBC got trounced almost 3 to 1, holy smoke..

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