Fox News continues to steamroll over the cable network field with regards to primetime ratings.
The news channel was the most watched cable network in primetime for the seventh consecutive week, doubling the audience for its nearest competitor. Fox News averaged 3.4 million viewers during the week of Feb. 27-March 5, well ahead of the 1.7 million viewers generated by ESPN, according to Nielsen.
HGTV finished third for the week with 1.6 million viewers, followed by news network MSNBC and entertainment-themed USA Network, both of which averaged 1.5 million watchers.
AMC, CNN and History tied for sixth with 1.3 million viewers, followed by Discovery Channel and TBS with 1.2 million viewers, according to Nielsen.
Fox News also blew away the competition on a 24-hour basis, averaging 1.7 million viewers, followed by Nickelodeon’ 1.1 million, according to Nielsen.
ESPN was the most watched cable network among adults 18-49 year olds, while Adult Swim was the top choice within the demo.
Most Watched Cable Shows For The Week Of Feb. 27-March 5
2/28 Trump Address To Congress Fox News 10.6 million
3/5 The Walking Dead AMC 10.1 million
2/28 Presidential Address/Analysis Fox News 10.1 million
2/28 Presidential Address/Coverage Fox News 8.6 million
2/28 Presidential Address/Dem Response Fox News 7.6 million
2/28 Presidential Address/Analysis Fox News 7.3 million
2/28 The O’Reilly Factor Fox News 4.5 million
3/1 The O’Reilly Factor Fox News 4.2 million
3/2 The O’Reilly Factor Fox News 4.1 million
3/4 College Basketball: Duke/NC ESPN 4.0 million
Weekly digest of streaming and OTT industry news
Thank you for signing up to Multichannel News. You will receive a verification email shortly.
There was a problem. Please refresh the page and try again.