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Wed Jul 04 02:33:13

Fox News Channel dominated cable news during the second quarter of 2018, leading all of basic cable among total viewers for the eighth straight quarter and thumping CNN in the process, according to Nielsen Media Research.

FNC has been the most-watched cable news network for 66 consecutive quarters.
Fox News averaged 1.4 million total day viewers compared to 930,000 for MSNBC and only 658,000 for CNN. During the primetime hours of 8-11 p.m., Fox averaged 2.4 million total viewers compared to 1.7 million for MSNBC. CNN failed to surpass the one-million viewers plateau during primetime – averaging an audience of only 929,000 viewers.

FNC also won both categories among the key demo of adults age 25-54, averaging 286,000 a day of those viewers and 480,000 during primetime. In the process, Fox News was home to 10 of the top 15 cable news programs in total viewers and eight of the top 15 in the coveted demo.

“Hannity” finished the quarter as the most watched program in cable news, averaging 3.4 million total viewers for his best total since returning to 9 p.m. ET. MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show” finished second with an average of 2.8 million while “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” “The Ingraham Angle” and “The Five” round out the Top 5.

FNC finished atop the basic cable rankings for total day viewers, with MSNBC coming in second followed by Nickelodeon, TNT HGTV and Investigation Discovery while CNN settled for No. 7. During primetime, CNN fell further down and finished tenth overall, finishing behind FNC, TNT, MSNBC, ESPN, HGTV, USA, TBS. Investigation Discovery and History.

FNC’s sister, Fox Business Network, also topped its competition by defeating CNBC among business day viewers for the seventh consecutive quarter. CNBC hit four-year lows in both total day and primetime viewership.
Wed Jul 04 02:41:02
Older viewers for cable news.
Hot Rod
Revved Up
Wed Jul 04 07:48:22

"FNC also won both categories among the key demo of adults age 25-54..."

Hot Rod
Revved Up
Wed Jul 04 07:52:13

Oops, sorry.

Thu Jul 05 01:38:59

Newsflash: Fox has an effective monopoly among right wing viewers, while the rest of the viewing audience is splintered!!!

Hot Rod
Revved Up
Thu Jul 05 03:48:58

Whose fault is that?

Thu Jul 05 10:05:27
Even if you combine the lamestream media numbers, they are artificially inflated!


Ever wonder why CNN is always on TV when you're in a U.S. airport?

Well, as Tucker Carlson explained Tuesday, travelers don't have a choice in most cases, since the network has an agreement with dozens of U.S. airports to broadcast the channel.

"Airports feel like a lesser version of hell with dirty seats, overpriced food and propaganda posing as news on CNN," said Carlson.

According to CNN, the CNN Airport Network - a special package of news, sports and travel programming - is broadcast at 60 participating airports. Airports receive a fee from CNN to broadcast the channel.

Carlson said this setup made sense 20 years when CNN had a "centrist reputation," but now the network "has strayed so far to the left, constantly promoting wacky Russia-related conspiracy theories."

the wanderer
Thu Jul 05 10:45:40
news is supposed to be boring

Hannity having the highest ratings is like Jerry Springer having the highest ratings

i can't imagine anyone thinks Hannity is giving out straight news, even HR & superdude
the wanderer
Thu Jul 05 10:51:48
and CNN doesn't have any garbage shows like Hannity... Fox News should be compared to entertainment channels for ratings
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