The State of the Union dominated television on Tuesday night, and Fox News netted the most viewers on cable news.
Fox News was the highest-rated cable news network with 3.683 million total viewers. CNN had the biggest audience in the key demographic, drawing 1.436 million viewers ages 25-54. Meanwhile, MSNBC drew 3.034 million total viewers and 1.028 million viewers in the key demo, making Tuesday's broadcast the network's highest-rated SOTU.
The night was a very hectic one for the networks, which were busy reporting on Obama's address as well as the manhunt for alleged killer Christopher Dorner. The networks covered Dorner leading up to the State of the Union, but cut to Obama at 9 p.m. CNN cut to coverage of Dorner, who was being reported as dead, right after Obama's speech.