FOX News Channel is Again Top-Rated Cable News Network for the Month of January

Categories: Cable News Ratings,Network TV Press Releases

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January 29th, 2013

FNC again beat MSNBC and CNN in total day and primetime viewership and among adults 25-54 for the month of January. This most recent win marks 11 consecutive years of FNC's dominance as the #1-rated cable news network.   Please see below for more on FNC's January numbers.


JANUARY 2013 NIELSEN RATINGS (7 day week):



FNC: 1,029,000 total viewers; (209,000 in 25-54)

MSNBC: 491,000 total viewers; (160,000 in 25-54)

CNN: 448,000 total viewers; (135,000 in 25-54)



FNC: 1,617,000 total viewers; (267,000 in 25-54)

MSNBC: 790,000 total viewers; (235,000 in 25-54)

CNN: 664,000 total viewers; (200,000 in 25-54)


Source: Nielsen Media Research

  • Mark2


    The Press Release should’ve stated…Fox News Down Year-over-Year and MSNBC Up Year-over-Year.

    The gap has closed considerably compared to last year.

  • Nicholas

    Consistent numbers for FNC….this is what happens when the American public realizes who is giving them the truth….perhaps our President and the Louisiana Senator (Landrieu) should take note of this!

  • AppleStinx

    FNC: I’m gonna be your #1, number 1, nummmmmber oneeeee

  • Paul Mac

    Ha! you guys and this Fox news ratings. Please base viewership on liberal slanted vs conservative slanted and add the TOTAL viewers for each. How much is Fox paying to get the no.s that ther country is overwhelmingly cons when u rank one of the only slants against ALL the others individualy!

  • Hag

    Fox has worst raitings in a long time and still handles msnbc and CNN. Btw huge Greta fan.

  • Sue Ann Todhunter

    When I posted this on Facebook, a friend sent me this link… I’m hoping it’s not true, but don’t know how to find out. Thanks!

  • Sue Ann Todhunter
  • Kathy

    Fox your the greatest. FAIR AND BALANCED all the way.

  • Ray

    LMFAO Calling Fox News fair and unbiased is like calling the KKK an equal rights organization. Their ratings are at a 12 year low as of Jan. 30th, 2013. Even this article has to include all Fox programming in order to get these numbers, not just their news. Notice how they focus on “Total Day” and “Prime Time” numbers covering ALL programming, not just the news instead of focusing just on the political news. Let’s face it, when it comes to political news, Fox is the single most biased news agency on the planet…period.

  • 1966

    your a moron

  • Ron

    I have to laugh at people trying to bring fox news down…..They aare #1 for 11 years straight, and the only thing libs can say is “Well they are not in quite a large a lead as they usually are….”

  • hhkrdh

    Mark2, you worked so hard on your report you get an “E” for effort.
    You just can’t bear to think the American people REALLY like Fox News
    more than all the other networks combined. Get use to it. There will be
    no appreciable change no matter how hard you search the slivers
    of fairly good news for your team. When I think of Chris Matthews,
    a hyperactive child cones to mind, spit flying from his mouth and
    monopolizing the conversation on anything and everything. Same with
    all the others. Your guys just aren’t popular, and for good reason.
    They are annoying! Like you!

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