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Fox News’ ‘Man Who Killed Usama Bin Laden’ Interview Scores Ratings Boon

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Al Weaver Reporter

Consider “The Man Who Killed Usama Bin Laden” a major coup for Fox News.

The network scored a massive ratings win from the airing of the first part of their exclusive interview with Navy SEAL Robert O’Neill, the man who killed the al-Qaida founder. Fox News raked in 2.7 million viewers overall, with 532k in the 25-54 age demographic, according to Nielsen.

Hosted by Washington correspondent Peter Doocy, the Bin Laden interview’s 2.7 million viewers ranks as the network’s most-watched hour of 2014 (pardon election night last Tuesday).

By comparison, CNN and MSNBC kept up their race for the bottom. CNN scored 513k in total viewers and just 144k in the demo, while MSNBC scored 561k in the overall figure and a meager 98k in the all-important demo.

Part two of Doocy’s interview with O’Neill airs tonight at 10 p.m.