Weekly Cable Ratings: Playoffs-Powered TNT Continues Primetime Ratings Win Streak

TNT and ESPN’s NBA and NHL playoffs coverage kept both networks at the top of the primetime charts last week. TNT averaged 2.9 million viewers for the week of May 15 to May 21 to top all cable networks for the fifth straight week, with ESPN finishing second with 2.5 million viewers.

Weekly Cable Ratings: Live Sports Keep TNT, ESPN At Top Of Primetime Chart

TNT and ESPN continued to ride live sports programming to the top of the primetime charts during the second week in May. TNT led all cable networks with an average of 3 million viewers in primetime May 5-14, according to Nielsen ratings supplied by Fox News, followed by ESPN with 2.8 million viewers. Both networks were powered by their respective NBA and NHL playoffs coverage. Fox News finished third with 1.4 million viewers, followed by MSNBC with 1.1 million viewers and HGTV with 731,000 watchers.

Weekly Cable Ratings: TNT, ESPN Dunk Competition

TNT and ESPN dominated the primetime ratings chart for the second straight week on the strength of its NBA and NHL Playoffs coverage.

Fox News Takes Ratings Hit After Tucker Carlson’s Exit

Though it still handily led the 8 p.m. hour, the cable outlet’s viewers fell off by a sizable amount Monday when Carlson replacement, Fox News Tonight, was hosted by Brian Kilmeade, the first in a series of rotating hosts.

Weekly Cable Ratings: Fox News Stays On Ratings Roll

Weekly Cable Ratings: Fox News Breaks The March Madness Press

Fox News Channel withstood a challenge from March Madness-heavy TNT and TBS to remain at the top of the primetime and total-day charts last week, according to Nielsen. Fox News averaged 1.9 million viewers for the week of March 13-20 to garner its eighth-straight win in primetime, according to Nielsen. TNT finished a close second with 1.8 million viewers, followed by TBS’s 1.7 million viewers and truTV’s 1.1 million watchers. All three networks benefited from early round coverage of the March Madness NCAA men’s college basketball tournament.

Weekly Cable Ratings: Fox News Beats Back Competition

Fox News Channel has extended its weekly winning streak in both primetime and total-day ratings into March. The news network averaged 2 million viewers during the week of Feb. 27-March 6 to notch its sixth straight win, according to Nielsen. ESPN finished second with 1.2 million viewers, followed by MSNBC with 1.1 million.

Fox News Remains No. 1 In Total Day And Primetime, But Sheds Viewers From Prior Week

CNN Hits 10-Year Low As Fox News Glides To Victory In Cable News Ratings

February marked CNN’s lowest-rated month in a decade, with the network’s primetime lineup dropping 42% among viewers 25-54 — the key demographic group valued by advertisers — compared to the same month one year ago. CNN drew an average primetime audience of 122,000 viewers in the key demo, compared to Fox News Channel’s 299,000 viewers (down 33%). MSNBC was third overall with 119,000 viewers (down 15%).

Fox News Continues Its Reign Atop Cable News Landscape

Fox News Remains No. 1 In Basic Cable For Week Of Nov. 7

Weekly Cable Ratings: TBS Hits Primetime Ratings Home Run

Sports nets ESPN and FS1 finish among the top-viewed networks in primetime, total day.


‘The Five,’ ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’ Lead Cable News Rankings

Fox News Tops September And 3Q Cable Viewership

Fox News again topped its cable news rivals in total viewers and a key demographic during the month of September and for the third quarter. But it was a rather dismal period for the networks when it comes to drawing viewers in the key 25-54 demo, as they all saw audience declines in the category versus a year ago.

Fox News Is Most-Watched Basic Cable Network In 3Q Primetime

Basic Cable Ranker: Fox News Remains Most-Watched Network Despite Comparatively Quiet News Week

Fox News Marks 73 Straight Weeks As Most-Watched In Cable News

Fox News Tops March And First Quarter Cable Ratings

Fox News topped the March ratings as well as the first quarter of 2022, while CNN saw its ratings rise in the past month, dominated by coverage of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Fox News averaged 2.86 million viewers in primetime, up 19% from the same month a year earlier. MSNBC averaged 1.28 million, down 29%, and CNN averaged 1.22 million, up 1%. In the 25-54 demo, Fox News averaged 529,000, up 41%, while CNN posted 366,000, up 25%, and MSNBC was at 183,000, down 23%.

Fox News Ends 2021 As Most-Watched Basic Cable Channel For Sixth Straight Year

End-of-year ratings are in and Fox News finished off 2021 as the top-rated basic cable channel for the sixth straight year, netting a lot of other wins along the way. MSNBC came in second place, followed by CNN, ESPN and HGTV.

CNN’s Chris Cuomo Show Hit All-Time Ratings Low Last Week

Week of Sept. 27 Cable Network Ranker: Fox News No. 1 in Total Day, ESPN No. 1 in Primetime

Fox News Marks 29 Consecutive Weeks As Most-Watched Across 24-Hour Day

CNN’s Chris Cuomo Viewership Tanks After Brother’s Resignation

Fox News Nabs 94 Of Top 100 Most-Viewed Live Cable Telecasts In August

Fox News also had the top five programs in cable news in total viewers and the demo.

Hannity’s Trump Interview Tops All of Cable News in Tuesday Ratings

Fox News Wins Primetime, Total Day And Posts Week-To-Week Growth

CNN’s ‘New Day’ Hits 7-Year Ratings Low In July

Fox News Is Most-Watched Basic Cable Net For 17th Consecutive Week

Fox News Tops Cable News Ratings In May As CNN Loses Half Of Key Demo Viewership

May ratings are in and Fox News beat its cable news competition in total-day viewership and primetime viewership in both total average viewers and viewers in the key demo, according to Nielsen Media Research data. CNN lost half of its key demo viewership year over year, but maintained its year-to-date lead in the demo.

Fox News Cruises To Big Win In Weekly Cable News Ratings

Tucker Carlson Leads Fox News To Big Win In April Primetime Ratings

Fox News Opens April With Primetime, Total Day Wins

Weekly Cable Ratings: Fox News Marches On

Fox News Beats CNN, MSNBC In Ratings For Biden Primetime Address

Fox News, CNN Split Weekly Cable Ratings Honors

Fox Business Touts Ratings For ‘Kudlow’ Premiere

According to Nielsen, Fox Business Network’s debut of Kudlow, hosted by Larry Kudlow at 4 p.m. ET on Tuesday, notched 225,000 total viewers and 34,000 adults 25-54, delivering triple-digit growth in both total viewers (up 116%) and the 25-54 demo (up 183%) compared to the same day last week. Featuring an exclusive interview with former Treasury Secretary […]

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