During a week of major news stories, including The State of the Union Address, the Christopher Dorner manhunt, and the return of 34,000 Afghan troops, Fox News scored big ratings. The week of February 12, the network was the number three in all of ad supported basic cable during primetime (2.024 million)and number five during the Total Programming Day (1.177 million) among Total Viewers.
FNC significantly outperformed its cable news competitors. In primetime, CNN ranked 18th (1.038 million) while MSNBC ranked 20th (.981 million). In Total Day, CNN was number 20 (.566 million) while MSNBC was number 26 (.474 million).