TV Ratings: Fox News Viewers Stay Up Late for Trump's Nevada Win
The cable news network leads the latest caucus coverage, which stretched late into the evening.
Gaining more momentum in his quest to secure the Republican presidential nomination, Donald Trump's late-Tuesday victory in the Nevada Caucus brought in the most viewers to Fox News Channel.
The GOP candidate was named winner at midnight E.T., shortly before his speech lit up Twitter when he proclaimed "I love the poorly educated." Between 11 p.m. and 1 a.m. ET, FNC averaged 2 million viewers and 514,000 adults 25-54. That gave the network a wider margin of victory over CNN than it had during primetime, where the two were locked in a tighter battle thanks to CNN hosting another Democratic Town Hall. (During the actual Town Hall, between 8 and 10 p.m., CNN did top FNC, 653,000 over 648,000 adults 25-54.)
As for primetime, FNC led in the key news demo with an average 633,000 viewers over CNN's 596,000 and MSNBC's 232,000. The race for total viewers saw FNC on top with 2.98 million viewers, compared to CNN's 1.96 million and MSNBC's 1 million.
All in all, the GOP's late-running race brought in a much bigger audience than the Democrats did during their own Nevada Caucus on Saturday afternoon, though it somewhat paled in comparison to that evening's South Carolina Republican Primary coverage.
The next primary, the Democratic race in South Carolina, is set to take place Saturday. That's before an onslaught of races in more than a dozen states on March 1.