Fox News finished last week as the most-watched channel among all of basic cable in both total viewers and primetime viewers as all three major news networks continue to thrive during Trump’s presidency.
Fox News averaged 2.4 million viewers between 8-11 p.m. from June 12-18 to win the primetime crown for the fourth-straight week. MSNBC averaged 1.9 million viewers to hold off HGTV, TBS and USA, which round out the top five. CNN finished seventh in the category, averaging 1 million primetime viewers.
All three news networks cracked the top five among total viewers, with FNC leading the way averaging 1.5 million viewers. Nickelodeon averaged 1.2 million to finish second, while MSNBC averaged 1 million to rank third. HGTV averaged 832,000 and CNN picked up an average viewership of 831,000 to round out the top five.
Fox News’ primetime victory came despite host Tucker Carlson missing two episodes of his show with appendicitis. Ed Henry filled in as the host of “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on Thursday and Dana Perino filled in for Carlson on Friday.
Rupert Murdoch’s network has now won the total day viewership title for 24 consecutive weeks.
Episodes of “Your World with Neil Cavuto,” “Hannity” and Fox News’ coverage of the Jeff Sessions hearing were the three most-watched programs among total viewers for the week, while NSACAR on Fox Sports 1 and WWE on USA were the most-watched non-news programs.