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Weekly Cable Ratings: Fox News Extends Primetime, Total Day Winning Streak

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Fox News Channel dominated cable-network ratings in primetime and on a total-day basis as it continued its early summer winning streak on both charts.

Fox News averaged 2.1 million viewers in primetime for the week of June 13-June 19 to top all cable networks for the third consecutive week, according to Nielsen. Cable news competitor MSNBC finished second with 1.4 million viewers, followed by HGTV with 921,000 watchers.

Hallmark Channel moved into fourth place with 792,000 viewers, while Discovery Channel finished in fifth place with 782,000 viewers. INSP was sixth with 775,000, followed by TLC (761,000 viewers), Food Network (665,000) and History and USA Network (tied with 645,000),  Nielsen said.

On a 24-hour basis, Fox News averaged 1.3 million viewers to finish first for the 24th consecutive week, distancing itself from MSNBC (882,000 viewers), HGTV (478,000), Hallmark Channel (478,000) and CNN (432,000), Nielsen said. ▪️

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.