FOX News Channel was the most watched cable news network during the breaking news of the Supreme Court’s ruling on gay marriage on Wednesday, June 26.

FNC won every hour from 10AM/ET (when the news first broke) to 12PM/ET delivering over 1.2 million viewers and 227,000 in the key 25-54 demo.

FNC beat MSNBC and CNN combined in total viewers and nearly doubled CNN’s viewership for the 10AM hour.


Wednesday, June 26th 10AM/ET:

***All according to Nielsen Media Research

FNC: 1,240,000 in P2+ (227,000 in 25-54)

CNN: 630,000 in P2+ (203,000 in 25-54)

MSNBC: 474,000 in P2+ (155,000 in 25-54)


Primetime 8-11PM/ET

FNC: 1,569,000 in P2+ (306,000 in 25-54)

CNN: 556,000 in P2+ (190,000 in 25-54)

MSNBC: 752,000 in P2+ (225,000 in 25-54)

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