Fox News Crushes CNN, MSNBC on Election Night It more than doubles nearest rival in prime time By John Johnson, Newser Staff Posted Nov 3, 2010 7:21 PM CDT 67 comments Comments A screen grab from election night coverage on Fox News. That's Geraldine Ferraro on the leftt with fellow VP candidate Sarah Palin. (YouTube) (Newser) – Last night's big victory for the right extended to the cable airwaves: Nielsen ratings show Fox News obliterated CNN and MSNBC in prime time, reports the LA Times. Fox averaged 6.96 million viewers, while CNN got 2.42 million and MSNBC 1.94 million. Compared to the midterms in 2006, that's up 128% for Fox, down 18% for CNN, and about the same for MSNBC. Ratings for the broadcast networks will be out tomorrow, and the New York Times thinks they'll also fall below Fox.