- The Washington Times - Wednesday, February 6, 2019

For the second year in a row, Fox News trounced the competition, drawing the most viewers during President Trump’s State of the Union address on Tuesday according to Nielsen Media Research.

Fox News bested its cable news competition, along with the “Big Three” broadcast networks ABC, NBC and CBS.

Fox News averaged 11.1 million viewers during the evening, which was co-anchored by Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum.

NBC was in second place with 7.1 million, followed CBS with 6.7 million and ABC with 5.9 million.

MSNBC drew 3.8 million and CNN 3.4 million.

Fox News also led the pack when it came to the Democratic response following Mr. Trump’s address with an audience of 6.4 million.

CNN was in second place 3.3 million followed by MSNBC (4.7 million), ABC (4.6 million), NBC (5.4 million) and CBS (4.7 million).

Fox News tends to do well with major political programming. Consider that the first GOP presidential debate on Aug. 5, 2016, was hosted by a Fox News team which included then-anchor Megyn Kelly. It drew an unprecedented 24 million viewers — emerging as the highest-rated cable news program in history.

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