Fox News wins ratings week, while MSNBC touts daytime figures


Fox News posted the highest television ratings in the week following Election Day of any major news network.

Fox News saw almost 3.5 million total viewers for its prime-time shows between Nov. 9 and Nov. 15, compared to just under 2.4 million for CNN and just more than 2.2 million for MSNBC. 

In the 25- to 54-year old demographic that advertisers cater to, CNN won 675,000 viewers compared to 649,000 for Fox News and 367,000 for MSNBC.

Fox in a press release noted that it saw a 55 percent increase in prime-time viewers and a 10 percent increase in total day viewers in that demographic.

Fox News in its release also praised “Hannity,” hosted by Sean Hannity, for being the top rated telecast in cable for the week with its Nov. 10 show, after NFL football on ESPN.

MSNBC touted its dayside shows in a release that said it had won more viewers Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. than Fox News for the first time since 2001. It also touted that “Morning Joe” with Joe Scarborough had averaged 1.62 million viewers for the week. Fox News received 1.38 million viewers for that time period for the week.

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