At Fox News Channel, It’s Not Just All About O’Reilly, Hannity and Greta – It Wins with Newscasts, Too

Categories: Cable News Ratings

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November 1st, 2011

Fox News Channel’s dominance in cable news has been as consistent as the rising sun for nearly a decade. As a network, FNC will hit a decade of leadership in total viewers in January and Fox & Friends achieved that landmark in October.  O’Reilly Factor,  Hannity, and On the Record with Greta dominate primetime, but it’s not all about the opinionated commentators at FNC where its newscasts also dominate. In October, FNC had the top 13 programs in all of cable news, and among the top five were the aforementioned primetime shows plus the two news shows, Special Report with Brett Baier and The Fox Report with Shepard Smith.  Here’s a look at the 6p & 7p shows and their October averages sorted by adults 25-54.

October '11

Show

Net

25-54 (000)

Viewers (000)

6p

Special Report w/Brett Baier

FNC

353

1890

Prime News

HLN

147

494

Politics Nation

MSNBC

145

655

John King USA

CNN

121

464

7p

Fox Report w/Shepard Smith

FNC

378

1731

Hardball w/Chris Matthews

MSNBC

163

737

Erin Burnett Outfront

CNN

146

490

Issues

HLN

144

496

 

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

 

 
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