Fox News Keeps Weekly Cable Ratings Streak Alive

Fox News Channel remained in the top spot on the weekly cable ratings front in both primetime and on a total day basis, according to Nielsen.

Brett Baier interviews President Trump aboard Air Force One.

Brett Baier interviews President Trump aboard Air Force One.

Fox News averaged 2.9 million viewers in primetime during the week of June 11-17, topping all cable networks for the third straight week, The network’s programming secured the top four telecasts during the week and 17 of the top 25 cable telecasts for the week, according to Nielsen.

MSNBC finished second with 1.7 million viewers, flowed by HGTV (1.4 million), USA Network (1.2 million) and TBS (1.1 million).

CNN and History (tied with 1 million), Investigation Discovery (987,000), Food Network (946,000), Discovery Channel (945,000) and A&E Network (905,000) rounded out the top 10 most watched shows for the week.

On a 24-hour basis, Fox News dominated the field for the 23 consecutive week, topping Nickelodeon, MSNBC, HGTV and Investigation Discovery, 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.