Fox News was the big primetime ratings winner last week, sweeping both the primetime and total day races, according to Nielsen.
The network, helped by its coverage of the Dec. 2 San Bernardino shootings, averaged 2.7 million viewers to finish as the most watched cable network in primetime during the period of Nov. 30 to Dec. 6, according to Nielsen.
ESPN finished a close second with 2.6 million viewers, followed by the holiday movie-driven Hallmark Channel with 2.3 million viewers, according to Nielsen.
Hallmark Channel finished fourth with 2 million viewers, with TBS pulling up into fifth place with 1.6 million watchers.
Discovery Channel (1.5 million viewers), HGTV (1.4 million), Disney Channel and USA Network (1.3 million), and CNN, TNT and History (all tied with 1.2 million) rounded out the top 10 most watched networks for the week.
Fox News outlasted Nickelodeon, ABC Family, ESPN and Hallmark in total day ratings for the week. ABC Family was the top choice among adults 18-49 for the week in primetime, according to Nielsen.
Most Watched Shows For The Week Of Nov. 30 to Dec. 6
Date Show Network Total Viewers
11/30 Monday Night Football – Balt. Vs. Cleve. ESPN 10.1 million
12/2 The O’Reilly Factor Fox News 5.9 million
12/2 On The Record W/Greta Fox News 5.1 million
12/2 The Kelly File Fox News 5.0 million
12/2 Anderson Cooper 360 CNN 4.5 million
12/2 Special Report W/Bret Baier Fox News 4.4 million
12/2 Hannity Fox News 4.3 million
12/4 Gold Rush Discovery 3.9 million
12/5 College Football ESPN 3.9 million
12/3 The O’Reilly Factor Fox News 3.8 million
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