Fox News presidents thank staff for London terror coverage

Fox News presidents thank staff for London terror coverage

Fox News was the most-watched cable news network during Saturday's London terror attack, according to Nielsen data released Tuesday afternoon.

The attack on London Bridge and in a nearby marketplace left seven people dead and nearly 50 others wounded.

Overall, Fox averaged 2.078 million viewers and 523,00 in the 25-54 demographic important to advertisers during the hours of 8:00 p.m. ET and 11:00 p.m. ET.

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CNN was second with 1.180 million total viewers and 412,000 in the key demographic. MSNBC was third among major cable news networks with 628,000 viewers and 159,000 in the demographic.

The Fox News coverage was anchored by Bill Hemmer and Shannon Bream, who normally host the network's "America's Newsroom" on weekdays.

In a memo obtained by The Hill. Suzanne Scott, president of programming, and Jay Wallace, president of news, thanked the Fox News staff for their effort, which "is the driving force behind the success" of the network.

"We appreciate everyone’s commitment to working extra hours to deliver the most watched and most trusted reporting," the memo reads.

"Thanks to you, our breaking news coverage dominated the competition," it continues.

"Your hard work does not go unnoticed and is the driving force behind the success of Fox News Channel. Great teamwork," the memo concludes.

Scott is the first woman named president of a Fox News division. Both she and Wallace have been with the network since 1996.