The all-news networks drew huge ratings Tuesday, with millions of viewers
tuning in to get the latest news on the attacks at the World Trade Center and
Cable News Network averaged a 4.4 rating and 3.7 million households from 6
a.m. Tuesday to 3 a.m. Wednesday. Fox News Channel generated a 2.4 rating and
1.7 million households during the period, and MSNBC averaged a 1.7 rating and
1.1 million households.
In primetime, CNN posted a 5.9 rating and 4.9 million households, followed by
FNC (3.7 rating, 4.9 million) and MSNBC (2.6 rating, 1.8 million).
All of the news networks combined drew more than 10 million viewers for
President Bush's speech at 8:30 p.m.