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Fox News Ratings Explode On Scott Brown Victory Night

Scott Brown's upset of Martha Coakley in Tuesday's Massachusetts special election spelled a major ratings boon for Fox News Channel.

The network saw its biggest night since Election Night 2008, averaging a staggering 6.161 million total viewers in primetime. For comparison, that's almost double CNN (1.503 million total viewers), MSNBC (1.138 million total viewers), and HLN (668,000 total viewers) combined.

Sean Hannity also set a personal record, anchoring his highest rated hour ever. In the 9PM hour (during which Bret Baier cut-in to announce the election results), Hannity averaged 6.809 million total viewers.

For the entire day, Fox News averaged 2.235 million total viewers, again besting CNN (809,000), MSNBC (484,000), and HLN (329,000) combined.

Interestingly, both "Hannity" and "On the Record with Greta van Susteren" (6.399 million total viewers) averaged more than the "Jay Leno Show" on NBC (5.994 million total viewers).