Fox News Channel continued its ratings assault last week, claiming the
top spot in the weekly cable Nielsen Media Research race.
For the week of April 7 through 13, Fox grabbed a 3.8 average rating in
prime time with 4.1 million viewers, according to Nielsen data from
ABC Cable Networks.
Fox News claimed all but two of the week's 45-highest-rated cable shows.
The Learning Channel's Trading Spaces, with a 4.4 rating April 12, and
Lifetime Television original movie Homeless to Harvard, which recorded a 5.0
rating April 7, were the only non-Fox News programs to make the list.
Cable News Network held on to the second spot with a 2.6 rating and 2.8 million viewers.
It wasn't a bad week for entertainment channels, either.
Turner Network Television notched a 2.0 average with 2.2 million viewers.
Lifetime perked up to a 1.9 rating and 2 million viewers.
Kids' networks continued to be strong, with Nickelodeon leading with a 1.9 in
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