From 9 a.m. Et to 12 p.m. Et, Fox News’ special coverage of the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral brought in 2.3 million total viewers, on average, according to early Nielsen Media Research ratings data. Of those, 365,000 were in the advertiser-coveted age demographic of 25 to 54.
By comparison, CNN took in 1.8 million total average viewers at that time, with 359,000 in the key demo. MSNBC was in third place by both measures, nabbing a total of 1.2 million viewers on average, of whom 159,000 were in the demo.
The event honoring the British monarch’s life gave Fox News its highest viewership on a Saturday in the 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. time slot since pre-election 2020, which also meant it was the network’s highest-rated Saturday of the year so far in that time slot.