Weekly Cable Ratings: Fox News Tops Primetime for Third Straight Week

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 Fox News continued its July ratings roll by sweeping the cable primetime and total day charts for the third straight week.

Fox News averaged 2 million viewers for the week of July 19 to July 25, besting second place MSNBC’s 1.2 million viewers, according to Nielsen. USA Network, bolstered by its coverage of the Summer Olympics, averaged 1 million viewers to finish in a third place tie with HGTV and Hallmark Channel. 

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TLC (860,000 viewers), CNN (779,000), INSP (762,000), History (742,000) and TBS (704,000) rounded out the top 10 most watched cable networks in primetime for the week.

Fox News topped the total day chart for the 23rd consecutive week, followed by MSNBC, HGTV, Hallmark Channel and CNN, reported Nielsen. 

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.