Fox Business Beats CNBC for 15th Straight Week

“Our smart, loyal and growing audience has made Fox Business the winner,” Lou Dobbs tells TheWrap

Fox Business Network beat rival CNBC for the 15th consecutive week among Business Day viewers with another victory by averaging 179,000 viewers last week.

“Our smart, loyal and growing audience has made Fox Business the winner, and I’m thrilled to be a part of our hard-earned success,” Lou Dobbs told TheWrap.

FBN beat CNBC, which averaged 162,000 Business Day viewers, by 10 percent. Business Day, which is the hours that the stock market is open, is essentially primetime for the competing business networks.

“Lou Dobbs Tonight” continued its streak as the top business program in cable news, averaging 325,000 total viewers. He has been the No. 1 business program on cable news for 35 straight weeks.

Stuart Varney’s “Varney & Co” was the second most-watched business program for the week, picking up his 16th straight win over CNBC by averaging 215,000 viewers.

Neil Cavuto’s “CAVUTO: Coast to Coast” beat CNBC’s “Fast Money Halftime Report” and “Power Lunch” for the fifth straight week, while “Intelligence Report with Trish Regan,” “Countdown to the Closing Bell” and “Making Money with Charles Payne” beat their CNBC competitors in their respective time slots.