FOX News issued a release on their phenomenal ratings numbers for Sunday’s Hurricane Katrina coverage…
FNC averaged 2,341,000 viewers in total day, up 247% over the same day last year, the highest percentage jump among the cable news networks. CNN averaged just 1,086,000 viewers and MSNBC clocked in at only 497,000 viewers.
FNC continued its domination in primetime with a whopping 4,073,000 viewers, again beating CNN’s 2,279,000 viewers and MSNBC’s 1,021,000 viewers combined, making the night FNC’s second highest rated primetime of 2005. FNC again was up the most among the news networks, with a jump of 376% over the same day last year.
FNC also beat CNN and MSNBC combined in the advertiser-friendly 25-54 demo, attracting 909,000 viewers in total day to CNN’s 464,000 and MSNBC’s 260,000. In primetime, FNC averaged 1,644,000 viewers to CNN’s 933,000 and MSNBC’s 536,000. Both showings marked FNC’s highest 25-54 viewership of 2005