The full numbers will not be out until Monday, but according to preliminary Nielsen data, Fox News Channel was the most-watched news network for coverage of the inauguration of Donald Trump.
Marking its highest-rated inauguration coverage in history, FNC’s coverage co-anchored by Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum, averaged 8,762,000 viewers from 11AM-5PM/ET and 2,179,000 in the key 25-54.
FNC peaked from 12-1p with 10,975,000 P2+ and 2,794,000 A25-54.
On the broadcast side, NBC was tops with 5,799,000 during the 11AM to 4PM time slot. NBC lead the way in the demos at 1,944,000.
Here is a breakdown of the numbers:
Cable News Inauguration Coverage 11AM-5PM/ET
FNC delivered 8,762,000 P2+ and 2,179,000 A25-54
CNN delivered 2,566,000 P2+ and 919,000 A25-54
MSNBC delivered 1,400,000 P2+ and 317,000 A25-54
HLN delivered 136,000 P2+ and 64,000 A25-54
Cable News Inauguration Primetime (8-11PM/ET) Coverage
FNC delivered 6,958,000 P2+ and 1,766,000 A25-54
CNN delivered 4,528,000 P2+ and 1,392,000 A25-54
MSNBC delivered 1,621,000 P2+ and 395,000 A25-54
HLN delivered 359,000 P2+ and 120,000 A25-54
Broadcast coverage (11a-4P)
ABC delivered 4,911,000 P2+ and 1,415,000 A25-54
NBC delivered 5,799,000 P2+ and 1,944,000 A25-54
CBS (10a-12:30p) delivered 5,297,000 P2+ and 1,360,000 A25-54
CBS (12:30p-4p) delivered 4,231,000 P2+ and 1,060,000 A25-54