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Debates: FNC Ignores It & Tops MSNBC

“More people watched FOXNEWS TALKING about debate than the actual DEBATE!,” Drudge said over the weekend.

Looking at the ratings, he’s right: between 8 and 9:30pm, FNC had 2,023,000 viewers, while MSNBC had 1,701,000. (CNN had 599,000.)

In primetime (8 to 11pm), FNC had 1,694,000 viewers, while MSNBC had 1,267,000. (CNN had 794,000.)

But it’s unfair to say that people decided to watch Fox talk about the debate. Bill O’Reilly ignored the debate. Hannity & Colmes talked to Newt Gingrich and devoted about 15 minutes about the debate. Greta Van Susteren never even uttered the word “debate,” preferring to cover a stolen armored truck and missing people…

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