Fox News Draws Top Cable Ratings for Hillary Clinton

For Partisan Media, Midterm Election Yields

It was no contest when it came to where Americans chose to watch Hillary Clinton on cable Tuesday, as Fox News’ sit-down interview scored nearly four times as many viewers as CNN’s town-hall format about an hour earlier.

According to Nielsen estimates, FNC averaged 2.022 million viewers and 313,000 in the adults 25-54 demo from 6:45-7:15 p.m. ET for its chat with Clinton, which spanned across “Special Report with Bret Baier” and “On the Record with Greta Van Susteren.” That was up 23% in overall viewership and 30% in the demo from the net’s deliveries in the same time period on the previous night.

On Tuesday during the interview with the former Secretary of State, Fox News drew more than double the combined tallies of MSNBC and CNN in both ratings categories.

Clinton scuttled over to Fox after her 5 p.m. ET town-hall discussion on CNN, which drew 521,000 total viewers and 115,000 in the 25-54 demo, according to Nielsen. She fielded questions from CNN’s Christiane Amanpour and also from the studio audience.

Though it was the most popular program of the day on CNN and was able to beat out MSNBC’s “Ed Show” in the time period (506,000, including 105,000 adults 25-54), the Clinton discussion  was handily beaten head-to-head by FNC’s “The Five” (1.88 million, including 336,000 adults 25-54). Fox actually outdrew the combined totals of CNN, MSNBC and HLN during the Clinton town hall.


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  1. JoelR says:

    Thank you for proving my point on the ignorance of the typical Fox viewer. The stories I checked facts on had NOTHING to do with Obama. Nor am I his cheerleader…but that is not based on Fox’s 24/7 bashing either.

  2. JoelR says:

    I have seen Fox…and I have also checked the facts of their “reporting” numerous times (As I have with MSNBC and CNN in the past as well.) Out of the 3 news channels, they have the highest rate of incorrect and/or omitted facts of ANY network. As for MSNBC “Kool-Aid”…NO channel dispenses Kool-Aid (which you apparently enjoy drinking indiscriminately) more than Faux. And THAT’S the verifiable truth.

    • JoelR says:

      I should add that I don’t fully trust the news from ANY of the “Big Three”, which is why I’ve checked facts on certain stories reported by all three. And while I sometimes find discrepancies on any of the three, only Fox has such a high rate of misinformation.

  3. JoelR says:

    The fact that so many actually tune-in to Fox for ANYTHING makes me ashamed to be an American

  4. spc7ray says:

    are you serious-my comments will be moderated?–that said– I didn’t watch it

    • pedro bundol says:

      Ashamed to be an American ? At such a trivial thing like that ?

      • JoelR says:

        Axtually yes. It shows that people are hungry for fact-free propaganda without thinking for themselves. It was a horrible interview, with no less than around 6 or 7 questions about “Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi.” I may not love Clinton, but she both responded to their agenda quite nicely. (Although probably still not enough to please the average Faux viewer.

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