FOX News Ranks Number One for Tuesday’s Primary  Coverage

FOX News Channel (FNC) was the most-watched news network last night for the breaking news of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s unprecedented defeat in the Virginia Primary, according to Nielsen Media Research.


Trumping all other cable news networks combined – CNN, MSNBC and HLN – in both total viewers and adults 25-54, FNC averaged 2.8 million total viewers and a half million viewers in the key 25-54 audience during the 8PM/ET hour when the cable networks cut-in. Compared to last month, the 8PM timeslot was up 31% in viewers  and  57 percent in adults 25-54.


**All must be attributed to Nielsen Research


Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 8:00PM-9PM/ET (*When networks broke in for special live coverage).

FNC’s Special Coverage: 2,784,000 in P2+ 497,000 in 25-54) (*NOTE: FNC was the only network to break out special coverage – FNC broke out 8:14PM-9PM/ET)

CNN’s Anderson Cooper: 424,000 in P2+ (117,000 in 25-54)

MSNBC’s All in with Chris Hayes: 659,000 in P2+ (141,000 in 25-54)



FNC’s The Kelly File: 2,146,000 in P2+ (358,000 in 25-54)

CNN’s Special Report (OJ Simpson): 402,000 in P2+ (122,000 in 25-54)

MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow: 863,000 in P2+ (205,000 in 25-54)



FNC’s Hannity: 1,483,000 in P2+ (282,00 in 25-54)

CNN’s Tonight: 251,000 in P2+ (98,000 in 25-54)

MSNBC’s Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell: 591,00 in P2+ (130,000 in 25-54)



FNC: 2,143,000 in P2+ (375,000 in 25-54)

MSNBC: 705,000 in P2+ (159,000 in 25-54)

CNN: 359,000 in P2+ (113,000 in 25-54)

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