Paris Attack Ratings: Fox News Wins Viewers, CNN Tops in Demo

From 4 p.m.-11 p.m., Fox News drew 3,799,000 viewers vs. CNN’s 2,531,000; CNN edged out Fox News in 25-54 demo

Last Updated: November 16, 2015 @ 11:01 AM

Fox News attracted the most viewers in cable news during the tumultuous hours on Friday when ISIS terrorists attacked the Bataclan theater and a Paris soccer stadium killing 130 and wounding hundreds more.

From 4 p.m.-11 p.m. ET, FNC drew 3,799,000 viewers vs. CNN’s 2,531,000. MSNBC was a distant third with  1,006,000 viewers.

CNN topped Fox in the advertising-coveted 25-54 demo, 935,000 25-54 viewers vs Fox’s 927,000. Again, MSNBC was a distant third, attracting 258,000 demo viewers.

Coverage of the Paris terror attacks and subsequent French airstrikes on ISIS targets in Syria dominated cable news over the weekend and into Monday.

Anchors like CNN’s Anderson Cooper, Chris Cuomo, John Berman and Christiane Amanpour; Fox News’ Bill Hemmer; NBC’s Savannah Guthrie and Lester Holt; and CBS’ Scott Pelley have descended into Paris to cover the massacre.

On Monday, all networks covered President Obama’s speech at the international G20 conference in Turkey, where he stayed the course, refusing to send American ground troops into Syria to fight ISIS.

Viewers can expect Paris coverage to continue throughout the week barring other major breaking news.


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