Skip to main content

Weekly Cable Ratings: Fox News Sweeps June Primetime, Total Day Charts

Cavuto Live
(Image credit: Fox News )

Fox News closed out June on a ratings roll, sweeping both the primetime and total day charts for the month. 

Fox News averaged 2.2 million viewers in primetime to best all cable networks for the fourth consecutive week, according to Nielsen.  MSNBC finished second for the week with 1.4 million viewers, followed by ESPN with 1.1 million watchers.

HGTV was the most watched entertainment-based network, averaging 936,000 viewers, followed by INSP with 803,000 viewers. Discovery Channel was sixth with 774,000, followed by Hallmark Channel (767,000 viewers), TLC (746,000), History (716,000) and CNN (657,000).

On a total day basis, Fox News finished first for the 25th consecutive week, followed by MSNBC (899,000 viewers), CNN (570,000), HGTV (516,000) and ESPN (492,000), said Nielsen. 

R. Thomas Umstead
R. Thomas Umstead

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.