Nielsen estimates that the 17-minute address (9-9:17 p.m. ET) drew 4.04 million viewers on Fox News Channel, well ahead of CNN (1.91 million). MSNBC didn’t break out its numbers, but the network’s 8-10 p.m. ET coverage averaged 1.20 million.
In adults 25-54, FNC drew 939,000, to 638,000 for CNN.
For all of primetime, FNC (3.08 million viewers overall, including 651,000 adults 25-54) beat the combined total viewership of CNN (1.21 million, including 434,000 adults 25-54) and MSNBC (1.11 million, including 297,000).
Data wasn’t immediately available for the broadcast networks, which broke into their entertainment lineups and then returned to regular programming.