Fox News Tops All of Basic Cable for 5th Straight Week

It’s the first time Fox News won five consecutive weeks since 2003

Fox News Channel finished first in both primetime and total-day viewers among all basic cable networks for the week of Feb. 15-21. FNC has now topped basic cable in five consecutive weeks.

This is Fox News’ first five-week win streak in 13 years, dating back to the coverage of the Iraq war in 2003. Five weeks at No. 1 in both total day and prime ties the network’s all-time record of consecutive weekly victories.

CNN finished No. 7 in primetime and No. 10 in total day, while MSNBC finished No. 13 primetime and No. 17 in total day. Both networks featured multiple Town Halls during the week of Feb. 15.

USA, AMC, HGTV and TBS join Fox News among the Top 5 cable networks in primetime. Nickelodeon, Adult Swim HGTV and USA join FNC to round out the Top 5 among total day.

Fox News averaged 2.2 million viewers in primetime, powered by the record-breaking South Carolina primary coverage and the Nevada Caucuses. FNC’s “America’s Election Headquarters,” anchored by Bret Baier and Megyn Kelly, set a record with 3.3 million viewers — the highest ever for the S.C.’s primary.