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

Categories: Cable News Ratings

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September 5th, 2012

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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  • HRJ

    Can’t we all just get along?

    Tonight; keep your eye on Kamala Harris. Perhaps the next governor of

  • Mark2

    The same thing happened 4 years ago. The only problem with this is that it only lasts for one week out of every 4 years.

  • tim

    Foxnews, the KING of all news media, long live Foxnews!!

  • Chris1791

    Hey Mark2 Fox News has been the #1 rated cable news channel for 12+ years no. No one watches CNN anymore and only freaks watch PMSNBC. Even Microsoft is taking about the “MS” from MSNBC. They are embarrassed.

  • Chris1791

    CNN shows actually know each of their viewers by their names. That is how many people watch them anymore.

  • Sonny

    Go Foxnews!

  • JazzyJim

    Wanna know why there are more idiots than geniouses?

    Faux Newz. Dumbing Down America since 1980.

  • Stan T

    Posted September 5, 2012 at 4:57 PM
    Wanna know why there are more idiots than geniouses?

    Faux Newz. Dumbing Down America since 1980.

    You want dumbing down of america, just watch any host on MSNBC…everytime they make the mistake of putting on a conservative or republican, they get handed their heads….my favorite one, recently was when Chris Mathews on his radio show asked for a local from janisville who knew about what “actually” happened to call in…he got a union lady, who voted for Obama, who worked the plant until the plant closed….in April 2009…He kept talking over her, and foaming at the mouth, because she said what Paul Ryan said was EXACTLY WHAT OCCURRED. BUt thatps what happens when fauxNBC keeps repeating lies, even when they know they’ve been proven false…

  • Jim T

    Fox News is too Liberal Watch Fox Business News, and then you will learn something. Dems are not educated in Economics. Don’t even try to have a conversation with people who don’t understand supply and demand or the concept of borrowing now and living above your means is just stealing from the next generations.

  • UpAndOver

    A friend in California said ads on MSNBC Cable Channel are ‘dirt cheap’….

    Still cost per viewer is high at 0.15 cents per viewer on a $2,000.00 ad…


  • tony

    Jazzy Jim is no genius for 2 reasons his misspelling of the word of the word genius,and incorrectly stating 1980 and not 1996 when FOX was launched.

  • tony

    @UpAndOver-I always had a suspicion that ad time on MSNBC must be cheap the number of time that is devoted to commercials.

  • Nick Czar


    Your spelling suggests a lack of education and the content of your posts strongly indicate a dysfunctional thought process.

  • Chantal

    Kamala Harris is horrible .She is a george Soros Puppet .

  • Steve

    Isn’t this one of the seven signs of the Apocalypse?

  • Pundit

    Has any Fox News critic actually watched Fox News in the past month?

  • Ralph Hahn

    Ha, f-ing, ha!-

  • Ralph Hahn

    It’s no surprise that Fox News is the most trusted news organization on cable television, and probably among the broadcast nets as well. The ignoramuses here who say dumba$s stuff like “Faux Snooz” are making a-holes out of themselves because FNC is #1.

    Who do you think you’re fooling you second-graders?

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