Fox News continues to dominate the weekly cable ratings charts as it blew away the competition during the week of March 16 to March 22, according to Nielsen.
Fox News averaged 2.4 million on a total day basis -- its best performance thus far in 2020 -- to top all cable networks for the week. The network was paced by Outnumbered Overtime, anchored by Harris Faulkner, which marked its highest-rated week in both total viewers and in the demo since the program's 2017 launch, according to Nielsen Research.
On the primetime front, Fox News finished first for the 9th consecutive week, averaging 4 million viewers and nearly doubling second place MSNBC, 2.4 million viewers. CNN is third with 2 million viewers, followed by HGTV and TLC, which finished tied for fourth with 1.1 million viewers.
History, Hallmark Channel, Discovery Channel each averaged 1 million viewers, while TBS (979,000 viewers) and A&E Network (965,000) rounded out the top 10 most watched shows for the week, according to Nielsen. .
R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.
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