Fox News Dominates July, CNN Finishes Last

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If the Casey Anthony trial had dragged out a couple of weeks longer, who knows, but Fox News Channel rolled on as the top cable news network in total viewers for the 115th consecutive month going back to January 2002.  In all of basic cable (excluding Disney, which isn’t ad supported) FNC was the #4 most-watched network in primetime, HLN was #19, MSNBC was #27 and CNN was #30.

Still a great month for HLN, but not so much for CNN, though all four networks were up in total day viewing versus last July. HLN was up a whopping 146%! MSNBC was up 14%, CNN 6% and FNC 4%.


FNC: 1,792,000 in viewers (419,000 in 25-54)
HLN: 993,000 in viewers (292,000 in 25-54)
MSNBC: 751,000 in viewers (248,000 in 25-54)
CNN: 630,000 in viewers (201,000 in 25-54)


FNC: 1,033,000 in viewers (271,000 in 25-54)
HLN: 700,000 in viewers (230,000 in 25-54)
MSNBC: 445,000 in viewers (160,000 in 25-54)
CNN: 445,000 in viewers (142,000 in 25-54)

FOX & Friends continued to post year-to-year growth and was up 12% with adults 25-54, while beating the combined numbers for CNN’s American Morning and MSNBC’s Morning Joe.

Nielsen TV Ratings Data: ©2011 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

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