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Weekly Cable Ratings: Fox News Hits Lucky 13 Straight Weeks Atop Primetime, Total-Day Charts

Fox News' 'FOX & Friends'
Fox News' 'FOX & Friends' (Image credit: Fox News )

Fox News Channel last week topped both the weekly primetime and total-day ratings charts for the 13th consecutive week, according to Nielsen.

Fox News averaged 2.3 million viewers during the week of May 10-16, besting  MSNBC’s 1.4 million viewers and HGTV’s 1.1 million watchers, said Nielsen. CNN finished fourth with 932,000 viewers followed by TNT with 890,000 viewers.

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Discovery Channel (800,000 viewers), TBS (785,000), Hallmark Channel (781,000), INSP (751,000) and TLC (726,000) rounded out the top 10 most watched networks in primetime.

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Fox News averaged 1.3 million viewers on a 24-hour basis to lead all cable networks in the category, followed by MSNBC (833,000 viewers), CNN (638,000), HGTV (628,000) and Investigation Discovery (477,000), said Nielsen.