Fox News Scores Cable’s Largest Audience for 40th Straight Week as CNN Faces More ‘Big Name’ Exits

Fox News Channel is continuing its domination of cable by finishing as the most-watched basic cable network for the 40th straight week.

Fox News averaged 1.5 million total day viewers from October 3-9, beating even ESPN and its audience of one million.

No other networks cracked the one-million viewer mark.

MSNBC averaged 746,000 to finish third.

In primetime, Fox News was even more dominant.

Fox averaged 2.3 million viewers during the primetime hours finishing as the most-watched cable news network and No. 2 in all of basic cable.

Only ESPN’s football-heavy lineup beat Fox News.

It was the 86th consecutive week Fox News crushed both MSNBC and CNN among both total day and primetime viewership.

Fox News landed an astounding 87 of the top 100 cable news telecasts last week.

“The Five” led the way averaging 3.4 million viewers to finish as the most-watched cable news program of the week.

“Tucker Carlson Tonight” averaged 450,000 viewers among the key demographic of adults aged 25-54 leading in that critical category.

“Gutfeld!” beat ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” and NBC’s “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon.” Greg averaged 2.2 million viewers.

He beat Colbert for the last two months.

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“Fox & Friends” continued its unprecedented run of dominance beating CNN and MSNBC morning shows for the 81st straight week.

Fox and Friends averaged 1.4 million viewers.

According to Fox News:

Fox News’ entire daytime lineup finished with a larger audience than “NBC News Daily,” a recently launched attempt at daytime news by the Peacock Network.

“Outnumbered,” “America’s Newsroom,” “The Faulkner Focus,” “America Reports” and “The Story” all finished the week with more viewers than the 1.1 million that “NBC News Daily” managed.

The news comes as “rival” network CNN is facing more “big name” exits.

Reporter Jon Nicosia, who has broken many stories about the unrest at the network with insider scoops, revealed that CNN’s new bosses are about to cut another top reporter.

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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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