Fox News posted its most-watched week ever during the month of June as coverage of the nationwide protests sparked by the death of George Floyd continue to draw viewers to the major cable news networks.
Fox News averaged 3.9 million viewers in primetime during the week of June 1 to June 7, marking its 20th consecutive weekly primetime ratings win, according to Nielsen Research. CNN and MSNBC also scored strong weekly ratings performances, averaging 2.5 million and 2.2 million viewers, respectively.
HGTV was the most watched entertainment-based network for the week with 1.3 million primetime viewers, followed by TLC and TBS’ 1 million viewers. History (898,000), Hallmark Channel (856,000), USA Network (845,000) and Discovery Channel (822,000) rounded out the top 10 most watched cable networks for the week.
Fox News cruised to its 22nd straight weekly ratings win on a total day basis, beating out CNN, MSNBC, HGTV and Food Network, according to Nielsen.
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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.