Fox News beats fake news CNN to become most-watched cable news network
Fox News has yet again taken the lead in the race of ratings. Beating competitors by a large margin, Fox News has become the most watched cable news network for the month of October in 2017.
The network defeated rivals MSNBC and CNN in total day and also prime time among total viewers and adults (25-54) demographic last month. This win makes Fox News the most watched cable news network for a consecutive 190 months.
It also finished among the top 5 most watched basic cable for the 16th time. Fox News Channel ranked no.2 in total prime time viewers, only beaten by ESPN.
Basic Cable Top 5 – Prime Time (total viewers)
- ESPN (2,829,000)
- Fox News (2,258,000)
- TBS (2,125,000)
- Fox Sports 1 (1,798,000)
- MSNBC (1,582,000)
Basic Cable Top 5 – Total Day (total viewers)
- Fox News (1,451,000)
- ESPN (1,001,000)
- Nickelodeon (991,000)
- MSNBC (899,000)
- Adult Swim (761,000)
However, the channel’s ratings have declined if we compare it to last year. Here are the Nielsen Live and same day ratings for the month of October.
- Prime time (Mon-Sun): 2,258,000 total viewers
- Total Day (Mon-Sun): 1,451,000 total viewers
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Hannity was the most-watched cable news program in its new hour
Sean Hannity beat MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow to become the most watched cable news program host. The radio host’s show has been consistently beating his counterpart in ratings. It is one of the most popular shows on the network.
Outnumbered Overtime With Harris Faulker and Daily Briefing With Dana Perino won their respective afternoon hours, while The Five beat competitors in total viewers.
Fox & Friends is enjoying its most watched year in the history of the show with double digit improvement this past month.