Democrats' win hits Fox News Channel

Nov. 12, 2006 at 8:07 PM
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NEW YORK, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- While U.S. Democrats were celebrating their victory last week, the Fox News network was languishing in its election coverage, a report claims.

As rival cable news networks CNN and MSNBC were announcing the Democrats were taking back the Senate and the House of Representatives, Fox News was behind in its attempt to match the larger network's scope, Daily Variety contended.

Fox has billed itself as the alternative to liberal news programming and now finds itself in a primarily liberal political world, Variety said.

Yet overall, once the final electoral ratings were in, Fox News and its electoral lead, Brit Hume, managed to garner a 12 percent increase from last year's ratings.

Daily Variety said despite the double-digit increase in its coverage of the midterm elections, Fox News ultimately fell to CNN as the larger cable network counted more significant ratings gains on the night in the coveted 25-54 demographic.

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