Fox News carried its dominance of the weekly ratings charts into April, taking both the primetime and total day crowns for the first full week of April.
Fox News averaged 3.5 million viewers for the week of April 6 to April 12 to top all cable networks, according to Nielsen. MSNBC finished second with 1.9 million viewers, with CNN holding the third spot with 1.8 million watchers.
HGTV tied with TLC and History for fourth with 1.1 million viewers, said Nielsen. TBS and A&E network tied for seventh, while Hallmark Channel (948,000 viewers) and Food Network (905,000) rounded out the top 10.
On the total day side, Fox News averaged 2.2 million viewers to top all networks, followed by CNN, MSNBC, HGTV, Food Network and Hallmark Channel, said Nielsen.
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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.