FOX News Channel is Number 1 in Primetime and Total Day in Households and Total Viewers Among Ad-Supported Cable Channels the Week of August 26

Last week, FOX News Channel was the number one ad-supported cable channel among total viewers and Households in both primetime and total day. It was the network’s highest rated week in primetime since the 2008 Vice Presidential Debates (9/29/08-10/5/08).

FNC’s Republican National Convention coverage, America’s Election Headquarters, anchored by Bret Baier and Megan Kelly, was the number two primetime program last week in all of cable and broadcast. The only program which beat it was NBC’s America’s Got Talent.

For comparison, MSNBC tied for 17th in primetime and ranked 20th in total day, while CNN came in 24th in primetime and 27th in Total Day.

More information about last week’s cable ratings can be found here and here.


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