Fox News Channel Dominates Again in Q2 with the Top 8 Cable News Programs with Adults 25-54

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June 28th, 2011

Water is wet, the sun rises in the east, and Fox News Channel averaged the most viewers of any cable news channel in both primetime and for the total day for the 38th consecutive quarter going back to the first quarter of 2002.

FNC had the top eight programs in the advertising centric  25-54 demo and the top 12 programs with total viewers.

In total viewers Special Report with Bret Baier ranked number three across all cable news programs, trailing only The O'Reilly Factor and Hannity.

FOX & Friends was up 8% year over year in adults 25-54, beating MSNBC’s Morning Joe and CNN’s American Morning combined in both P2+ and 25-54.

Adults 25-54 and P2+ Ratings/Rankings  3/28/11-6/24/11:

Rank Network Program A25-54 (000)
1 FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR 636
2 FNC Hannity 504
3 FNC GLENN BECK 413
4 FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA 398
5 FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR (repeat) 384
6 FNC The Fox Report W/S.SMITH 381
7 FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER 377
8 FNC FOX AND FRIENDS 358
9 MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW 314
10 CNN Anderson Cooper 360 (10P) 302
11 FNC AMERICAS NEWSROOM 284
12 MSNBC Ed Show 271
13 MSNBC LAST WORD w/L. ODONNELL 251
14 CNN Anderson Cooper 360 (11P) 248
14 HLN NANCY GRACE 248
16 FNC YOUR WORLD w/NEIL CAVUTO 235
17 MSNBC MSNBC INVESTIGATES 228
18 FNC AMERICA LIVE 209
19 CNN PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT 204
20 HLN HLN SPECIAL REPORT 200

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Rank Network Program P2+ (Millions)
1 FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR 2.824
2 FNC Hannity 2.043
3 FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER 1.876
4 FNC GLENN BECK 1.769
5 FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA 1.685
6 FNC The Fox Report W/S.SMITH 1.645
7 FNC YOUR WORLD w/NEIL CAVUTO 1.256
8 FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR (repeat) 1.246
9 FNC AMERICAS NEWSROOM 1.158
10 FNC FOX AND FRIENDS 1.030
11 FNC AMERICA LIVE 1.029
12 FNC STUDIO B w/S. SMITH 1.023
13 MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW 1.022
14 MSNBC Last Word w/L. ODONNELL 0.941
14 FNC HAPPENING NOW 0.926
16 MSNBC Ed Show 0.877
17 HLN NANCY GRACE 0.852
18 CNN Anderson Cooper 360 (10P) 0.841
19 HLN HLN SPECIAL REPORT 0.704
20 MSNBC Hardball w/C. MATTHEWS 0.698

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