Fox News Ends June on Ratings High Note

Fox News topped cable’s weekly primetime and total day ratings races during the last week of June, according to Nielsen.

Fox News garnered 2.6 million viewers in primetime for the week of June 25 to July 1, besting second place MSNBC’s 1.5 million viewers, said Nielsen. HGTV finished third with 1.4 million viewers, followed by ESPN’s 1.2 million and TBS And Discovery Channel, which tied for fifth with 1 million viewers.

Investigation Discovery (972,000), Food Network (915,000), History (903,000), and A&E Network (871,000) rounded out the top 10.

Fox News was the most watched cable network on a 24-hour basis for the 25 consecutive week, beating out Nickelodeon, MSNBC, HGTV and Investigation Discovery, 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.