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
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.