Cable Ratings: CNN No. 1 In Demo, FNC Hits Highest June Week Ever

Fox News Delivers Its Most-Watched Month Ever In Primetime

2019 Cable Ratings: FNC Tops In Total Viewers

Ad-supported cable business’ fortunes continue to decline unless it’s live programming — news and sports. Cable news networks Fox News and MSNBC and sports-focused ESPN repeated as 1-2-3 atop all basic cable networks in total viewers in Live+7 Nielsen ratings for 2019. That is all the more impressive because live non-entertainment programming gets very little delayed viewing, and even more important for advertisers who put a premium on ad-supported content where commercials can’t be skipped.

Fox News Host Harris Faulkner’s Afternoon Show Is Beating Its Broadcast Competitor

Fox News Had July’s Top 4 Cable News Programs


White Sox Ratings At 7-Year High On NBC Sports Chicago

FNC Has Best July 4 Ever With Trump’s ‘Salute To America’

Fox News Televised Entirety Of President Trump’s Campaign Event, And It Paid Off In The Ratings

Fox News Dominates Cable Ratings With Trump Re-Election Rally

Fox News Continues Weekly Cable Ratings Streak

Maria Bartiromo Says Advertisers Shouldn’t Shy Away From FBN, And She Has The Numbers To Prove It

How Cable’s Top Shows Stack Up Vs. Broadcast

Game of Thrones and Monday Night Football would be top-10 shows on network TV, and The Walking Dead remains a strong demographic hit, but there’s a big drop from there.

Fox News Most-Watched For 22nd Straight Week

Fox News Dominates April Cable Ratings

FNC Tops CNN’s Town Hall Palooza

Fox News Wins Cable News Ratings War, Again

Fox News Tops Cable Network Rankings Again

CNN New Year’s Eve Live Beats Cable News Competition

MSNBC Tops FNC For First Time In 18 Years

‘Mornings With Maria’ Tops ‘Squawk Box’

Cable Ratings Fall in ’18; MTV, A&E Buck Trend

Just 18 of 78 ad-supported entertainment channels held or increased their audiences vs. 2017. Only 13 had adults 18-49 ratings matching or improving on the previous year, and among the younger subset of adults under 35, just six managed not to lose ground.

Fox News Devours Cable News Competition In July

FNC Most-Watched Basic Cable Net Last Week

Hannity’s SCOTUS Coverage Mon.’s Most-Watched

Fox News, MSNBC Dominate Cable News In 2Q

Fox News Is Basic Cable’s Most-Watched Network For 8 Straight Quarters

Bartiromo Beats ‘Squawk Box’ As Fox Business Sweeps CNBC In 2Q Ratings

Ingraham’s Ratings Spike Despite Ad Boycott

Here Are The Top Cable Channels So Far In 2018

Fox News Is Most-Watched Basic Cable Network In Total Day For 12 Straight Weeks

Defying Predictions, Fox News Still Dominates

While the Trump era has been a boon to cable news in general, Fox News finished 2017 as the most-watched basic cable network in both primetime (with an average of 2.4 million viewers) and total day (1.5 million), according to Nielsen ratings. And Fox’s website, long neglected under former leader Roger Ailes, emerged as a powerful complement to its broadcast partner.

CNN En Español Will Now Be Rated By Nielsen

Fox News Marks 11 Weeks At The Top In Total Day

FNC, MSNBC Remain Most-Watched Cable Nets

FNC, MSNBC, Nos. 1 And No. 2 On All Of Cable

Fox, Hannity Cruise To Big Feb. Ratings Win

Fox News Most Watched For 16 ConsecutiveYears

FNC Shelved Story On Trump, Porn Actress

Fox News had a story at the height of the presidential election that detailed an alleged sexual relationship between porn actress Stephanie Clifford — whose stage name is “Stormy Daniels” — and Donald Trump, but opted not to publish it, four people familiar with the matter told CNN.


’17 Business TV Ratings: FBN Tops In Business Day


Most Top Cable Nets See Viewership Declines

Only one of the top 10 most-viewed cable nets in primetime this year saw viewership growth relative to 2016. MSNBC was the pleasant outlier, notching a massive 50% YOY increase in primetime viewership with 1.62 mlllion viewers P2+. That was good enough for the cable news net to jump from No 10 in prime last year to No 3 this year. The rest of the top 10 saw primetime viewership decrease to varying degrees.