No surprise here: Fox News dominated the cable news competition in the State of the Union ratings. There was good news for CNN, though, as the beleaguered network came in second, beating MSNBC. Fox News drew 4.96 million viewers (with 1.634 million in the A25-54 demo) for the broadcast of the speech itself, and 5.44 million (1.756 million in the demo) for the post-speech analysis. CNN was far behind, with 2.984 million viewers (1.2 million in the demo) tuning in for the speech, and 3.01 million (1.23 million in the demo) for the analysis. But the network still beat MSNBC, though not by much. MSNBC--which had its first major political event without coverage from Keith Olbermann--drew 2.504 million viewers for the speech, with 836,000 in the demo. It was the only network out of the three whose ratings for the post-speech analysis were lower than those of the speech itself. 2.357 viewers (739,000 in the demo) watched the anaylsis. _______________________ MSNBC is only station that loses viewers for its after speech commentary. Who would want to sit and listen to all the leftist hate and ignorance?