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Fox News Notches July Cable Ratings Win

Fox News continued its year-long domination of the cable ratings charts, topping all cable networks both in primetime and on a total day basis for the month of July. 

Fox News averaged 2.1 million viewers for the period of June 26 to July 30 to finish first for the fifth time in seven months thus far in 2017, according to Nielsen. MSNBC finished second with 1.6 million viewers, followed by a third place tie between HGTV and USA Network with 1.5 million viewers. 

History finished fifth with 1.3 million viewers, followed by TBS and Discovery Channel (1.2 million viewers), Disney Channel (1 million); ESPN (996,000) and Investigation Discovery (986,000). 

Fox News was the most watched cable network on a 24-hour basis for the 13thconsecutive month with 1.3 million viewers, followed by Nickelodeon, Disney Channel, MSNBC, HGTV and Adult Swim.

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(Photo via Vincent Desjardins's Flickr. Image taken on April 25, 2017 and used per Creative Commons 2.0 license. The photo was cropped to fit 9x16 aspect ratio.)

R. Thomas Umstead
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.