Fox News scored a huge ratings victory on Tuesday night during President Trump’s address from the Oval Office.
The network not only topped out their regular rivals MSNBC and CNN, they beat out each of the broadcast networks as well.
According to Nielsen Media Research, Fox News attracted 8,044,000 overall viewers for President Trump’s 9 p.m. speech. MSNBC and CNN combined failed to top the Fox News total. MSNBC came in second among the top three cable networks with 4,243,000 viewers, and CNN finished third with 3,571,000.
Fox News also beat CBS for the top spot overall. Though CBS does not reveal ratings data, industry source revealed 8,043,000 watched the speech on the Tiffany network. NBC was second of the broadcast networks with 7,030,000 total, followed by ABC (4,432,000) and FOX(2,562,000).
Fox News was also best among the cable networks in the advertiser-coveted adults 25-54 demographic. According to Nielsen, 1,870,000 viewers in the key demo tuned into Fox News. Second place went to CNN with 1,388,000. And MSNBC placed third in the demo with 811,000.
Trump’s speech had a carryover effect for Fox News’ Sean Hannity. Wednesday’s post-speech edition of Hannity posted its highest rating since host Sean Hannity returned to the 9 p.m. timeslot. The show brought in 7.1 million viewers overall, and 1.6 million in the key demo.