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Fox News Picks Up Cable Ratings Win for First Week Of May

Fresh off its April monthly ratings win, Fox News continued its viewership momentum into the month of May with a weekly ratings sweep.

Fox News topped the weekly cable primetime ratings list among total viewers for the week of April 29-May 5 with 2.5 million viewers, according to Nielsen. NBA playoffs-infused TNT was second with 2.3 million subscribers, with MSNBC finishing third with 1.7 million watchers. ESPN (1.5 million) and HGTV (1.2 million) rounded out the top five most watched networks for the week.

On a total day basis, Fox News led all cable networks for the 17th consecutive week, averaging 1.4 million viewers, besting in order, MSNBC, TNT, HGTV and Nickelodeon, according to Nielsen.