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Weekly Cable Ratings: Fox News Tops Charts for Last Week of April

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Fox News ended the last full week of April on a high note, topping the primetime and total day charts throughout the month. 

Fox News averaged 2.2 million for the week of April 19-April 25, topping MSNBC’s 1.5 million viewers, according to Nielsen. HGTV was the most watched entertainment network during the week, averaging 1.2 million, followed closely by TNT’s 1.1 million viewers. Sports network ESPN and CNN tied for fifth with 1 million viewers.

Hallmark Channel (920,000 viewers), TBS (889,000), Discovery Channel (882,000), and History (836,000) rounded out the top 10 most watched cable networks in primetime.

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Fox News also topped the total day chart, averaging 1.2 million viewers. The network has now topped the primetime and total day charts for 10 consecutive weeks, according to Nielsen.

MSNBC (918,000), CNN (790,000), HGTV (677,000) and Hallmark Channel (501,000) all finished among the top five most watched networks in the category.

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.