The 'non-news network' #1 in election coverage

Ethel C. Fenig
Proving the public relations mantra, "I don't care what you say about me, just spell my name right," Mark Milian of the Los Angeles Times reports that Fox News won big on election night.
Fox News Channel absolutely crushed the other networks in prime-time election coverage ratings.

Despite -- or perhaps thanks to -- being on the Obama White House enemies list recently.

Between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. (8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Eastern time), Fox News grabbed 4.04 million viewers, according to Nielsen Media Research.

The other outlets weren't even close.

MSNBC had 974,000 viewers. The CNN-owned HLN (previously CNN2 or CNN Headline News) had 842,000, and CNN trailed with 826,000.

Even with the CNN networks' combined 1.67 million viewers, it was still way behind Fox News in viewership.

Fox News even dominated in the younger 25-54 age demographic with 1.13 million. The three other networks combined don't even touch that number.

Fox News will certainly have some form of appropriate thanks for President Barack Obama (D), Rahm Emanuel and all the critics of Glenn Beck who have so thoughtfully mentioned the network from time to time.


Proving the public relations mantra, "I don't care what you say about me, just spell my name right," Mark Milian of the Los Angeles Times reports that Fox News won big on election night.

Fox News Channel absolutely crushed the other networks in prime-time election coverage ratings.

Despite -- or perhaps thanks to -- being on the Obama White House enemies list recently.

Between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. (8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Eastern time), Fox News grabbed 4.04 million viewers, according to Nielsen Media Research.

The other outlets weren't even close.

MSNBC had 974,000 viewers. The CNN-owned HLN (previously CNN2 or CNN Headline News) had 842,000, and CNN trailed with 826,000.

Even with the CNN networks' combined 1.67 million viewers, it was still way behind Fox News in viewership.

Fox News even dominated in the younger 25-54 age demographic with 1.13 million. The three other networks combined don't even touch that number.

Fox News will certainly have some form of appropriate thanks for President Barack Obama (D), Rahm Emanuel and all the critics of Glenn Beck who have so thoughtfully mentioned the network from time to time.