According to Nielsen, FOX News Channel’s Special Report with Bret Baier surpassed ABC’s World News Tonight with David Muir in five key markets across the country in household viewers including Baltimore, Jacksonville, Ft. Myers, Providence and St. Louis. As a cable news program, this is quite an impressive feat for Special Report, as its rival World News Tonight is a broadcast program.
With more than a double-digit advantage over Muir, Special Report easily beats World News Tonight. Baier also outperforms the broadcast program CBS’ Evening News with Scott Pelley in both Atlanta and Austin in household viewers.
In cable news, Baier ranks #1 in the 6PM/ET hour, beating CNN, MSNBC, and HLN combined in both demo and total viewers. Averaging more nearly 2.5 million in total viewers, Special Reports ranks #3 with P2+ only behind primetime shows The O’Reilly Factor and The Kelly File.
Special Report with Bret Baier will continue its new series on Thursday with “The Contenders – 2016.” The series profiles nearly two dozens potential presidential candidates and will examine a broad range of possible contenders including familiar faces like former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Governor Scott Walker, along with potential nominees like Senators Rand Paul and Elizabeth Warren. This Thursday’s segment will include Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal as well.