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Fox News Leads Cable’s Weekly Ratings Charts

Fox News Channel was the top choice for cable viewers in primetime last week, according to Nielsen.

Fox News drew 2.6 million viewers during the week of Feb. 5-11, besting MSNBC’s 1.7 million viewers, said Nielsen. ESPN, HGTV and History rounded out the top five most watched cable networks in primetime.

Fox News also topped cable’s ratings charts on a 24-hour basis, followed by Nickelodeon, MSNBC, HGTV and Investigation Discovery.

Fox News was bolstered by the performances of its primetime shows Hannity and Tucker Carlson Tonight, which combined generated eight of the top 10 most watched shows for the week. NBCSN’s Feb. 10 Winter Olympics coverage topped all shows for the week, averaging 4.5 million viewers, according to Nielsen.