Hurricane Irma was a record-setter for The Weather Channel, too.
The Nielsen company said an average of 3.29 million people watched the network on Sunday as the deadly storm blew over Florida. Meteorologists were stationed all over the state, offering live shots in the intense wind and rain.
The Weather Channel's previous record was only a day earlier, with the 2.82 million people who watched the storm approach on Saturday. Before that, the standard came with the 2.48 million people who watched Hurricane Irene in 2011.
"The fact we achieved our highest ratings in the history of The Weather Channel during Irma is a testament to the trust we have built with our...