Fox News Channel still leads all cable news networks.
While prime time grew 6% to 2.38 million viewers and 2% among key 25-54 viewers to 461,000, it slipped in total day (6 a.m. to 6 a.m. viewing). It was down 2% in total viewers to 1.4 million and 8% lower in 25-54 at 279,000.
Fox News Channel came in second place overall to TNT -- which had heavy NBA playoff programming.
After almost a year of nonstop growth, second-place cable news net MSNBC lost some ground. In prime time, the network was down 2% to 1.65 million and 21% lower in 25-54 viewers to 329,000. Total day viewing went south: 1% to 914,000 and 11% lower in 25-54 to 196,000.
Still, MSNBC says in looking at 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., it witnessed growth -- while Fox News and CNN declined. For May, in total viewers, MSNBC was up 4% with Fox News down 9% and CNN losing 21%.