Fox News Leads State of the Union Coverage

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Fox News Channel attracted the largest crowd among the cable news networks for Tuesday’s State of the Union coverage.

Fox News notched 5.18 million viewers for President Bush’s address from 9 p.m. EST to shortly after 10:05 p.m. EST, while Cable News Network recorded 2.13 million viewers and MSNBC attracted 689,000 viewers.

For overall coverage from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m., Fox averaged 4.45 million viewers, compared to 1.96 million for CNN and 721,000 for MSNBC.