Fox News Rolls Along on Weekly Cable Ratings Charts

Fox News continued its weekly ratings winning streak in both primetime and total day as all three cable news networks remain at the top of the charts.

Fox News averaged 3.7 million viewers in primetime for the week of April 13 to April 19 to lead all cable networks for the 13th week in a row, according to Nielsen. News networks MSNBC (2 million viewers) and CNN (1.9 million) finished second and third respectively, continuing the genre’s domination of the charts.

HGTV was the top-rated entertainment network in primetime with 1.3 million viewers, followed by TLC at 1.1 million viewers. Discovery Channel, A&E Network and TBS (all tied with 1 million viewers), along with Hallmark Channel (967,000 viewers) to round out the top 10.

Fox News averaged 2.3 million viewers to top the total day chart for the 15th consecutive week, followed by CNN, MSNBC, HGTV and Food Network, according to Nielsen. 

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.