With no NBA playoffs games to contend with, Fox News finished atop the weekly cable primetime ratings heap, according to Nielsen.
Fox News averaged 2.1 million viewers, topping HGTV’s 1.5 million watchers to finish first among all cable networks during the week of June 6 to June 12, said Nielsen. Fox knocked TNT, which in recent weeks had benefited from its live coverage of the NBA Playoffs, out of the top spot on the charts.
USA Network finished third for the week with 1.3 million viewers, followed by a tie for fourth between TNT, Disney Channel, Discovery and TBS – all averaging 1.2 million viewers.
Rounding out the top 10 were MSNBC, History and CNN, tied with an average of 1.1 million viewers.
Fox News was also the most watched network on a 24-hour basis, followed closely by Nickelodeon, Adult Swim, Disney Channel and Cartoon Network.
USA Network was the top choice among adults 18-49 while women 18-34 tuned into Adult Swim more than any other network during the week.
Most Watched Cable Shows During The Week Of June 6-June 12
Date Show Network Total viewers
6/12 Game Of Thrones HBO 7.6 million
6/6 Rizzoli & Isles TNT 3.9 million
6/6 Rizzoli & Isles TNT 3.5 million
6/6 WWE Monday Night Raw USA 3.4 million
6/12 NASCAR Sprint Cup FS1 3.4 million
6/6 WWE Monday Night Raw USA 3.3 million
6/7 America Choice 2016 CNN 3.0 million
6/8 The O’Reilly Factor Fox News 2.9 million
6/6 The O’Reilly Factor Fox News 2.9 million
6/6 WWE Monday Night Raw USA 2.9 million
6/10 Alaskan Bush People Discovery 2.7 million
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.
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