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Fox News Rules Early Summer Weekly Cable Ratings Race

Fox News is heating up cable's weekly summer ratings wars, finishing as the most watched cable network in primetime and total day for the second straight week in the period, according to Nielsen.

Fox News averaged 2.4 million viewers to finish first among all cable networks for the week of June 4 to June 10, according to Nielsen. MSNBC finished second with 1.6 million viewers, followed by HGTV’s 1.4 million viewers; USA’s 1.3 million watchers and TBS’s 1.1 million viewers.

CNN, ID and History (1 million); A&E Network (952,000) and Discovery Channel (949,000), rounded out the top 10.

Fox News extended its total day winning streak to 22 weeks averaging 1.3 million viewers for the week. Nickelodeon, MSNBC, HGTV and Investigation Discovery followed closely behind, according to Nielsen.