Fox News Sets Ratings Record With ‘Super Tuesday’ Coverage

Fox News was the big ratings winner during last night’s Super Tuesday presidential primaries and caucuses, drawing 4.9 million viewers in primetime, according to early Nielsen ratings.

The network’s 4.9 million viewers for its America’s Election Headquarters coverage anchored by Bret Baier and Megyn Kelly topped FNC’s previous high of 4.4 million for the network’s Feb. 1 primetime coverage of the Iowa Caucus.

CNN drew 4.1 million viewers for its Super Tuesday coverage, while MSNBC averaged 1.9 million viewers in primetime, according to Nielsen.

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R. Thomas Umstead

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.