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Fox News dominates in election night ratings

More Americans turned to Fox News for election night coverage than all the cable competition combined Tuesday. And more impressive yet, during the key hour of 10 to 11 p.m. Tuesday, Fox News drew a larger audience than ABC, NBC or CBS. When was the last time a cable channel beat the networks during the crucial time period of such a major event?

The biggest loser of the evening was MSNBC, which has also been ridiculed across the Web Wednesday for the irresponsible and over the top behavior of the hosts of its election night coverage: Keith Olbermann, Rachel Maddow, Lawrence O'Donnell, Chris Matthews and Eugene Robinson. Read my post and see video of their performance here.

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Here are some of the ratings highlights for the Fox coverage that was co-anchored by Bret Baier and Megyn Kelly:

Here's a snapshot of prime time (8 to 11 p.m.):

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Fox News: 6.957 million viewers overall, with 2.439 in the key demographic of 25 to 54.

CNN: 2.423 million viewers overall, with 1.030 million in the key demographic.

MSNBC: 1.957 million overall, with 669,000 in the demo.

And more ratings glory for Fox:

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