FNC was the number two cable network in Total Viewers during primetime last week, ranking second to TBS's baseball coverage. The network's coverage of the vice-presidential debate was the week's number tree cable telecast in Total Viewers, behind Monday Night Football and the season premiere of The Walking Dead. The channel had four of the top 25 cable programs last week, including episodes of Hannity and The O'Reilly Factor.
Two other cable news networks ranked among the top 25 cable channels in primetime. MSNBC was number 9 and CNN was number 23.