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Fox News Leads Florida Primary Ratings

Viewership down across the board over Gingrich's South Carolina win
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Fox News again pulled into the most viewers for its coverage
of Florida Republican primary night, averaging 2.5 million total viewers from
8-11 p.m. ET on Tuesday, according to Nielsen fast nationals.

CNN was second with 1.09 million total viewers and MSNBC
third with 984,000. In the key adults 25-54 demo, FNC drew 641,000 viewers, CNN
had 402,000 and MSNBC saw 245,000.

All of the networks called the race for Mitt Romney right as
the last polls closed in Florida at 8 p.m. ET.

Versus the prior four non-event Tuesday averages, CNN's
primetime gained the most, up 92% among total viewers, Fox News increased 13%
and MSNBC grew 6%.

Compared to Newt Gingrich's surprise win in the South
Carolina primary on Jan. 21
,
viewership was down on all three networks for the Florida race that Romney was
heavily favored to win.

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