Fox News Continues Weekly Cable Ratings Streak

Fox News continued its strong summer ratings showing, finishing as the most watched cable network last week both in primetime and total day, according to Nielsen.

Fox News averaged 2.3 million viewers for the week of June 3 to June 9 to beat out all networks for the second week in June, said Nielsen. MSNBC finished second with 1.5 million viewers, followed by HGTV (1.2 million), and USA, History and TNT (tied with 1 million viewers).

Hallmark Channel -- on the strength of the June 9 fifth season premiere of its original drama series Good Witch -- along with A&E Network (955,000), TBS (915,000) and TLC (912,000)  rounded out the top 10 most watched networks in primetime.

Fox News won the total day ratings race for the 22nd consecutive week with 1.3 million viewers, followed by MSNBC (869,000 viewers), Nickelodeon (741,000), HGTV (696,000) and Investigation Discovery (652,000), said Nielsen. 

R. Thomas Umstead

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.