Fox News drew 7.2 million viewers and 1.8 million in the advertiser-coveted 25-54 age demographic during prime time coverage of the 2022 midterm elections according to early Nielsen numbers, an impressive audience that bested every other cable news and broadcast news network.
Fox’s election night coverage was hosted by anchors Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum, with Bill Hemmer manning the network’s “Bill Board” election map.
That average, which is according to Nielsen early data, was more than what MSNBC and CNN pulled in combined.
In the prime time hours of 8 p.m. to 11 p.m., MSNBC beat out CNN in total viewers with 3.1 million and 747,000 in the demo, while CNN drew 2.47 million total viewers but beat MSNBC in the demo with 983,000.
MSNBC, notably, beat CNN in total viewers for the first election ever.
As for the broadcast networks, NBC led the way with 3.09 million viewers and 1.04 million in the demo while ABC placed second with 3.03 million overall and 794,000 in the demo and CBS placed third with 2.5 million viewers and 662,000 in the demo.
(Excerpt) Read more in: Mediaite