Fox News Continues Historic Streak of Dominance, Scores 84 of Top 100 Cable News Shows

Fox News is continuing to dominate TV ratings, scoring 84 of the top 100 cable news telecasts last week.

The conservative network has been on a historic streak at the top of the charts with no end in sight.

The Fox News Channel beat CNN and MSNBC in viewership among both total day and primetime for the 73rd straight week, according to Nielsen Media Research.

Fox News averaged 1.3 million viewers from July 4-10 to finish as the only basic cable network to surpass the one-million viewers.

MSNBC finished second with 666,000. Hallmark, HGTV, and CNN rounded out the top five.

Fox News beat all of the cable news competition among the key demographic of adults aged 25-54, averaging 198,000 total demo viewers and 288,000 during primetime.

MSNBC bottomed out in that key category, finishing 33rd during primetime, falling behind networks like Animal Planet, Travel Channel, BET, MTV, Freeform, and Lifetime.

According to Fox News:

“The Five” averaged 3.2 million viewers to finish as the most-watched cable news offering, as Fox News finished with 84 of the top 100 cable news telecasts for the week.

“Tucker Carlson Tonight,” “Jesse Watters Primetime,” “Special Report with Bret Baier” and “The Ingraham Angle” joined “The Five” among the five most popular shows. 

“Tucker” averaged 505,000 viewers among the advertiser-coveted demographic to win the critical ratings category. 

“FOX & Friends” continued its dominant streak, averaging 1.2 million viewers to top morning show competition on CNN and MSNBC for the 68th straight week.

CNN’s “New Day” averaged a dismal 385,000 viewers and MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” settled for an average audience of 832,000.

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By David Hawkins

David Hawkins is a writer who specializes in political commentary and world affairs. He's been writing professionally since 2014.

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