Election Coverage Ratings: Fox News Wins Landslide Cable Victory, ABC and NBC Split Broadcast

After FNC, MSNBC earned second in total viewers and CNN took second in the key demographic

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Fox News won a landslide cable victory during primetime coverage of Tuesday’s midterm election, while ABC and NBC split a win for broadcast television, according to Nielsen’s live plus same-day figures.

Co-anchored by Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum, Fox News’ election night drew a total viewership of 7.4 million on average and 1.9 million viewers in the key cable 25-54 demographic during 8 p.m. to 11 p.m., scoring a win over competitors MSNBC and CNN.

MSNBC’s “Decision 2022” election coverage, led by Rachel Maddow, Nicolle Wallace and Joy Reid, came second in total viewers by drawing in 3.2 million total viewers — less than half of Fox News’ total viewership — and scored last place in viewers in the demo with 782,000 viewers.