The first week of February featured few surprises on the cable ratings front as the cable news networks continued to dominate the primetime and total day charts.
Fox News was the most watched cable network in primetime during the week of Feb. 1 to Feb. 7, averaging 2.3 million viewers. MSNBC was second with 2.2 million viewers, followed by CNN’s 1.8 million viewers, according to Nielsen. The news networks have topped cable’s weekly primetime in all but one week thus far in 2021.
HGTV was the most-watched entertainment-based network for the week with 1 million viewers, followed by TNT with 994,000 viewers and Hallmark Channel with 951,000. ESPN (907,000), History (825,000), Discovery Channel (787,000) and USA Network (757,000) round out the most watched networks in primetime for the week.
MSNBC’s 1.3 million viewers on a total day basis topped CNN, Fox News, HGTV and Hallmark Channel for the week, according to Nielsen.
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