Fox News had a record-breaking 2020, becoming the first cable news network to end the year averaging more than three million viewers in prime time. Fox also remained the most-watched network on basic cable for the fifth consecutive year.
In total day, Fox News won overall and demo viewers, with 1.89 million total (up 35% from 2019), and 350,000 in the demo (up 46%). MSNBC pulled in an average 1.24 million total viewers, a 27% increase, and 202,000 in the demo, a 33% increase. CNN had the fewest total viewers, 1.13 million, but showed the most growth, with a 75% increase. In the demo, CNN placed second, averaging 312,000, a 91% increase.
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