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Fox News Channel Dominates Weekly Ratings Race

Fox News was easily the most watched network in primetime and on a total day basis for the first week of February, according to Nielsen.

Fox News averaged 3.2 million viewers during the week of Jan. 30 through Feb. 5, doubling the 1.6 million count of second place HGTV, Nielsen reported.  USA Network finished third with 1.5 million viewers, followed by MSNBC with 1.4 million, and TBS and History with 1.3 million viewers each.

CNN, Disney Channel, Discovery and ESPN all averaged 1.2 million viewers to round out the top 10.

Fox News was also better than Nickelodeon, Disney Channel, HGTV and CNN on a 24-hour basis. USA Network was the most watched network among adults 18-49 for the week, while Adult Swim was the top choice in the demo on a 24-hour basis, reported Nielsen.

Fox News programming also dominated nine of the top 10 most watched shows for the week, according to Nielsen.