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Fox News Scores Historic Ratings For Midterm Elections, Topping Cable and Broadcast Networks

Fox News scored historically high cable news ratings for midterm election coverage on Tuesday night, topping its cable news rivals and the broadcast networks.

In primetime, Fox News averaged a whopping 7.78 million total viewers with 2.39 million viewers in the adults 25-54 demographic. That’s the highest-rated midterm coverage in cable news history, a Fox press release boasted.

Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum co-anchored the Fox News special election coverage.

Their cable news rivals trailed a few million behind, but also posted big numbers Tuesday night CNN followed with 5.07 million total viewers with 2.54 in the demo, and MSNBC came third with 4.74 million total viewers with 1.35 in the demo.

Impressively, Fox News also beat broadcast networks ABC (5.56 million total, 1.95 million demo) NBC (5.69 million total, 2.28 million demo) and CBS (3.89 million total, 1.29 million demo). It’s not the first time, however: Fox beat cable and broadcast networks in the ratings in 2014 as well.

[image via Fox News]

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