Fox News Continues 28-Week Win Streak as Most-Watched Cable Network

Rupert Murdoch’s news network also wins primetime crown

Fox News Channel finished the week of July 10-16 as the most-watched basic cable network among total day viewers for the 28th straight week, averaging 1.23 million viewers.

Rupert Murdoch’s news network also won the primetime crown, averaging 2.1 million viewers from 8-11 p.m., compared to 1.7 million for second-placed MSNBC. ESPN averaged 1.6 million primetime viewers, while HGTV averaged 1.5 million and USA averaged 1.4 million to round out the top five.

Among total day, Nickelodeon averaged 1.22 million to narrowly fall to Fox News. No other networks surpassed the one million-viewer plateau, as MSNBC averaged 932,000 to finished third. HGTV and Adult Swim round out the top five among total day viewers.

Cable news rival CNN finished No. 12 in primetime, averaging 892,000 viewers from 8-11 p.m., and No. 10 in total day, averaging 664,000 viewers. MSNBC has now beaten CNN for 25 straight weeks in primetime and 21 consecutive weeks overall.

Fox News shows made up seven of the top 30 programs last week, including various episodes of “Tucker Carlson Tonight” and “Hannity.”

Fox News’ sister station, Fox Business Network, has a streak of its own. FBN averaged 181,000 Business Day viewers from July 10-14, while rival CNBC averaged 142,000 over the same period. This marks the sixth consecutive week that FBN topped CNBC among Business Day total viewers.