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Fox News Channel Leads Florida Primary Ratings

2/02/2012 12:16 AM Eastern

Fox News Channel again pulled the most cable viewers for its coverage of Florida Republican primary night, averaging 2.5 million total viewers from 8-11 p.m. (ET) on Jan. 31, according to Nielsen fast nationals.

CNN was second with 1.09 million total viewers and MSNBC third with 984,000. In the key adults 25-to-54 demo, FNC drew 641,000 viewers, CNN had 402,000 and MSNBC 245,000.

All of the networks called the race for Mitt Romney right as the last polls closed in Florida at 8 p.m. (ET).

Compared to Newt Gingrich's surprise win in the South Carolina primary on Jan. 21, viewership was down on all three networks for the Florida race that Romney was heavily favored to win.

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