Accuracy in Media

Viewers voted with their remotes on Tuesday night, as they overwhelmingly chose Fox News as the cable news network they preferred when it came to election night coverage.

megyn kelly pinkAll of the Fox News primetime programs dominated the competition as they analyzed the election results from the major races in New York, New Jersey and Virginia.

While Bill O’Reilly attracted the most viewers with 3.408 million, it was Megyn Kelly who racked up the most impressive number of the night with an average of 654,000 viewers in the key demo. That was a new high for her month-old show and matched the number of viewers in the demo for MSNBC, CNN and HLN combined.

Overall, Fox averaged 2.729 million viewers, compared to 1.969 million for the other three cable news networks combined, and 593,000 in the demo to 569,000 from the also-ran three combined.


Fox News CNN MSNBC CNN Headline News
6 – 9 am Fox & Friends308 New Day64 Morning Joe109 Express127
5 pm The Five401 Blitzer101 Schultz148 Express77
6 pm Baier436 Blitzer/Crossfire119/125 Sharpton168 Express85
7 pm Van Susteren419 Burnett147 Matthews231 Velez-Mitchell91
8 pm O’Reilly624 Cooper212 Hayes201 Grace119
9 pm Kelly654 Morgan239 Maddow313 Dr. Drew102
10 pm Hannity498 Cooper221 O’Donnell218 After Dark54
11 pm O’Reilly400 Election/Crossfire106/74 Hayes120 Showbiz50
PRIME TIME 593 224 244 91
Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data


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