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FNC Tops Cable's Comey Coverage

Fox News Channel won the cable ratings race around fired FBI director James Comey’s testimony in the Senate Thursday (June 8), with 3.1 million total viewers, just ahead of CNN’s 3.06 million. MSNBC drew 2.74 million viewers.

ABC topped all networks airing the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing live, pulling in 3.3 million total viewers, just barely beating CBS’s 3.29 million, while NBC was at 2.72 million. Univision had 624,000 total viewers.

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Comey answered questions from the committee about his interactions with President Trump. Special coverage aired from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday.

Cable news network CNN took the race among viewers 25-54, drawing 1.02 million of them, ahead of NBC’s 859,000; ABC’s 854,000; CBS’s 784,000; MSNBC's 633,000; FNC's 600,000; and Univision's 258,000.

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