FOX News is Number Two Cable Network in Primetime; Debate Coverage is Third Highest Rated Cable Telecast for Week of October 8-14

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October 16th, 2012

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.

  • Mark2

    Who cares!!! You want a cookie for getting the Silver and the Bronze?

  • b

    It sure as hell beats MSNBC and CNN fighting for standing-room only….

  • 1966

    @mark 2`
    how old are you 13?

  • AppleStinx

    FNC’s average for the week was around 3,280K P2+ in primetime. If we were to count a 5-day week (exclude weekend) like some in the media did for MSNBC when it had great ratings (DNC week), FNC’s average in primetime P2+ this week would have been above 4 million. Impressive.

  • moncon

    People do not want to watch commentators and representatives of news organizations throwing temper tantrums and being rude to the public. That is why MSNBSleaze can’t get out of their own way. They do look like spoiled children who were told no. Be mature and report the facts, good, bad and ugly.

  • Ralph Hahn

    @1966: >>> @mark 2` how old are you 13? <<<

    I don't know for sure about his chronological age. But, his mental capatcity can't be better that a 5-year old's is.

    Don't believe me? If you have time, read the comments from the previous days and weeks. Not one single adult thought from his trap.

  • Doug Z


    Why come here? You did not see what you want.

  • lbsles

    Gallup: Romney’s Likability Tops Obama’s

    How will the lapdog media spin this?

  • Rick in MT

    Looks like c. matthews is having a meltdown over this election. He is calling Undecided Voters Boneheads and wants to know what their problem is.

    I am not sure what he thinks the purpose of having debates is. I always thought that they were intended to influence undecided or to convince those that are leaning one way to either move to a definite or more the other way.

    People don’t have to commit one way or the other until election day and it appears that quite a few women are leaning the other way.

    He might be the biggest Bonehead on air.

  • Alyssa

    I would honestly rather watch the biased views on FOX and MSNBC than the faux-“non”partisan sensationalism of CNN.

  • 1nancy2

    Bonehead? How creative. Not.

  • 1nancy2

    Rick, Bonehead? How creative. Not.

  • Erick

    Wow, if this keeps up, wonder what Fox’s ratings will be like as the election draws even closer, certainly going to be interesting to watch.

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