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Fox News Tops New Hampshire Cable Coverage

Fox News Channel was the top source for New Hampshire primary coverage, and Fox says it was the second-biggest primary audience in total viewers ever.

According to Nielsen, FNC averaged 4 million viewers (technically 3,929,170 in P2+) from 7 to 11 p.m. Tuesday (Feb. 9), second only to the 4.4 million that tuned in for FNC’s Iowa caucus coverage last week. The coverage also drew 909,828 viewers in the key news 25-54 demo.

By comparison, CNN drew 2,487,962 in P2+ and 848,873 in the demo at 7-11. MSNBC was third with a 1,662,543 in P2+ and 455,222 in the demo.

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.