Fox News Tops Competition for 2nd Straight Year for SOTU Coverage
Fox News Channel beat the cable and broadcast network competition in its comprehensive live coverage of President Trump's State of the Union address Tuesday night.
According to early Nielsen Media Research data, Fox News was the highest-rated TV network in both total State of the Union viewers and the key 25-54 demographic.
Co-anchored by Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum, Fox News' special coverage averaged 11.1 million total viewers and 2.8 million in the 25-54 demographic for the duration of Trump's address. The anchors were later joined for post-speech analysis by Chris Wallace, Juan Williams, Laura Ingraham and Dana Perino.
This marks the second consecutive year that Fox News Channel topped both its broadcast and cable news competition for State of the Union coverage.
Among cable news competition, Fox News beat CNN and MSNBC combined in both total viewers and in the 25-54 demo for the second consecutive year.
Additionally, Fox News was the most-watched TV network during the Democratic response by Stacey Abrams.
Fox News Digital delivered its highest-ever State of the Union in key metrics, including total page views and uniques, while Fox News was the most engaged news brand on social media during the address.