Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Fox News Channel Reclaims Cable Ratings Title

One week after dropping to second, Fox News finished the week of Sept. 11 as No. 1 cable network in total day viewers.

According to TVNewser, The Weather Channel ranked No. 1 for the week of Sept. 4 due to its wall-to-wall coverage of Hurricane Irma. TWC’s performance broke FNC’s 35-week streak as basic cable’s most-watched network.

And Fox News’s run as basic cable’s most-watched network in prime time ended this past week as ESPN took the lead, with the return on Monday Night Football. Fox News’s streak lasted 16 weeks.

Despite Fox News’s dominance, the network delivered year-over-year audience declines. The network was down -13 percent in prime time viewers, and down -4 percent in total day.

MSNBC finished No. 3 in prime time viewers, and No. 4 in total day viewers this past week. The network jumped +36 percent in prime time and was up +28 percent in total day vs. the same week in 2016.

CNN finished No. 10 in total prime time, and No. 7 in total day viewers this past week.

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