Fox News, CNN Set Ratings Records with Mega Tuesday Coverage
Both Fox News and CNN set ratings records last night for coverage of what networks have dubbed either Super Tuesday 2 or 3, or what we here at Mediaite have deemed Mega Tuesday.
Fox News set a massive record in overall viewers for any cable network on a primary night, with a total average of 5 million viewers from 8-11 pm, when Bret Baier and Megyn Kelly anchored live coverage of the election results.
Fox had previously scored a total of 4.4 million viewers on the first Super Tuesday on March 1st.
However, in the same 8-11 timeslot, CNN overtook Fox News in the 25-54 demographic. In those three hours, CNN got a total of 1.59 million viewers in the demo, while Fox News only received 1.33 million.
And CNN also set a record of its own with an average of 1.172 million viewers in the 25-54 demo during the entirety of their live coverage––7 pm to 2 am. Fox News averaged 952K viewers in that same timespan, while MSNBC only got 469K.
[image via Fox News, CNN]
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