Fox News is being pulled from the U.K.

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The Fox News channel is being pulled from the U.K. after failing to find footing with local audiences, CNN reports. "Fox News is focused on the U.S. market and designed for a U.S. audience and, accordingly, it averages only a few thousand viewers across the day in the U.K.," said Fox News' parent company, 21st Century Fox, in a statement.

Fox News' last broadcast in the U.K. was at 4 p.m. local time Tuesday.

The Murdoch family, who runs 21st Century Fox, also own British newspapers The Sun, The Times, and The Sunday Times. The Murdochs are in the process of attempting to purchase British TV provider Sky, a decision that has been criticized for potentially leading the family to have too much influence over the media in the U.K.

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