Fox News Kicks Off June With Weekly Ratings Win

Fox News was the most watched network in primetime and on a total day basis for the first week of June, according to Nielsen.

Fox News averaged 2.3 million viewers in primetime during the week of May 27 to June 2, easily besting second place MSNBC’s 1.5 million watchers, said Nielsen. Fox News was led by the May 29th episode of primetime talk show Hannity, which was the most watched show of the week with 3.5 million viewers.

HGTV finished third for the week with 1.3 million viewers, followed by USA Network and Hallmark Channel (tied with 1.1 million viewers.)

Fox News was also tops in cable for the week on a total day basis, averaging 1.2 million viewers. MSNBC, Nickelodeon, HGTV and Investigation Discovery rounded out the top five, according to Nielsen. 

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.