Fox News not only claimed victory in cable news primetime ratings on Thursday, it also beat out three broadcast networks — ABC, NBC, and CBS — in overall audience.
According to Nielsen Media Research, Fox News attracted 5.36 million total viewers in Thursday primetime. That easily surpassed its cable news rivals MSNBC and CNN, which pulled in 2.93 million and 2.09 million overall viewers, respectively. But it also romped past ABC’s 3.96 million, NBC’s 2.77 million, and CBS’ 2.95 million total viewers.
In the coveted 25 – 54 age demographic, Fox News averaged 977,000 viewers from 8:00 to 11:00 p.m. on Thursday, also good enough for first place in cable news. CNN came in second with 563,000 viewers in the