FOX News Digital Breaks Record in All Key Metrics for State of the Union

New York – February 6, 2018 – FOX News Channel (FNC) was the highest-rated network in all of television in both total viewers and the key 25-54 demographic for coverage of the 2019 State of the Union address, according to Nielsen Media Research. Co-anchored by Special Report’s Bret Baier and The Story’s Martha MacCallum, FNC averaged 11.3 million total viewers and 2.8 million in the 25-54 demographic for the duration of the address (9PM-10:30PM/ET). This marks the second consecutive year that FNC has defeated coverage of both broadcast and cable news competition. Among cable news competition, FNC beat CNN and MSNBC combined in both total viewers and the demo for the second consecutive year. Additionally, FNC was the most-watched network in all of television for the Democratic response among total viewers. *See corresponding numbers below.

FOX News digital delivered the highest-ever State of the Union in key metrics including total page views and uniques. According to Adobe Analytics, FOX News digital page views were up 20 percent in comparison to the 2018 State of the Union address and up 22 percent in uniques and up 40 percent in media initiates. Additionally, FOX News was the number one most engaged news brand on social media with 1.8 million total social interactions, according to Socialbakers.

**All must be attributed to Nielsen Media Research

Tuesday, February 5th

State of the Union address 9PM-10:30PM/ET

FNC delivered 11,266,000 P2+ and 2,799,000 A25-54

NBC delivered 7,142,000 P2+ and 2,633,000 A25-54

CBS delivered 6,689,000 P2+ and 1,934,000 A25-54

ABC delivered 5,905,000 P2+ and 1,775,000 A25-54

FOX delivered 3,891,000 P2+ and 1,630,000 A25-54

MSNBC delivered 3,785,000 P2+ and 798,000 A25-54

CNN delivered 3,471,000 P2+ and 1,228,000 A25-54

Democratic Response 10:40-10:50PM/ET:

FNC: 7,885,000 P2+ and 1,901,000 A25-54

NBC: 5,370,000 P2+ and 2,064,000 A25-54

MSNBC: 4,776,000 P2+ and 1,093,000 A25-54

CBS: 4,748,000 P2+ and 1,367,000 A25-54

ABC: 4,623,000 P2+ and 1,413,000 A25-54

CNN: 3,384,000 P2+ and 1,265,000 A25-54

Primetime coverage 8-11PM/ET

FNC delivered 8,517,000 P2+ and 2,017,000 A25-54

MSNBC delivered 3,528,000 P2+ and 724,000 A25-54

CNN delivered 2,843,000 P2+ and 984,000 A25-54

FOX News operates the FOX News Channel (FNC), FOX Business Network (FBN), FOX News Radio, FOX News Headlines 24/7, and the OTT platform, Fox Nation. FOX News also produces FOX News Sunday on FOX Broadcasting Company and FOX News Edge. A top five-cable network, FNC has been the most watched news channel in the country for 17 consecutive years. According to a 2018 Research Intelligencer study by Brand Keys, FOX News ranks as the second most trusted television brand in the country. Additionally, a Suffolk University/USA Today survey states Fox News is the most trusted source for television news or commentary in the country, while a 2017 Gallup/Knight Foundation survey found that among Americans who could name an objective news source, Fox News is the top-cited outlet. FNC is available in nearly 90 million homes and dominates the cable news landscape while routinely notching the top ten programs in the genre.


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