Fox News Wins Nielsen Votes

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Fox News Channel was cable's election-night ratings winner.

Fox News averaged a 2.1 household rating from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m., according to
Nielsen Media Research data supplied by the network, down 9 percent from the
same time frame during November 2000's presidential-election night.

That figure translated into 1.72 million households and some 2.19 million
total viewers on average, a 16 percent jump over election-night viewership in

The network topped the 1.7 registered by Cable News Network and a 0.8 average
for MSNBC.

Those performances represented declines of 63 percent and 71 percent,
respectively, from the same night in 2000.

CNN averaged 1.5 million households and 1.88 million viewers, the latter
marking a 66 percent decline from the 2000 election.

For its part, MSNBC averaged 600,000 households and 745,000 viewers, down 71
percent from two years ago.