Fox News Channel Widens Lead in Primetime and Total Day Viewers

Categories: Cable News Ratings

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May 7th, 2013

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Last week, FOX News Channel rose to place third in total viewership during primetime (basic cable) after placing fifth in primetime the week previously. During the same period, CNN fell from 19th all the way to 31st place and MSNBC rose a single place to 29th from 30th in primetime total viewers.

In total day viewers, FOX News Channel maintained its #4 ranking prom the previous week, while CNN slid to 27th place from 16th. MSNBC again rose a single place last week to 32nd from the previous week's 33th place.

 
  • Hillbilly

    FNC rules, MSNBC & CNN drools. :razz:

  • Kassy

    With the news out of Cleveland, I would think, they will all go up next week. But it is a given the conservatives r more up on current events and liberals r all about the celebs

  • Ralph Hahn

    I can just hear the chanting out of the 3rd floor windows at 30 Rock: “WE’RE NUMBER 29! WE’RE NUMBER 29! WE’RE NUMBER 29!

  • Fred

    The ads on the FOX network are almost always geared to the elderly.
    This network skews very old.

  • Key

    Hey, ussr8888. Get your head out of the oven.

  • Mike

    WOW – MSNBC is on fire – moving up from 33rd to 32nd place. At this pace, they’ll overtake Fox in the year . . .NEVER!!!

  • Ratboy

    @ Fred

    Posted May 7, 2013 at 1:15 PM

    The ads on the FOX network are almost always geared to the elderly.
    This network skews very old

    Smoke em if you got em Fred, smoke em if you got em!

  • Stan T.

    Ratboy
    Posted May 7, 2013 at 1:23 PM
    @ Fred

    Posted May 7, 2013 at 1:15 PM

    The ads on the FOX network are almost always geared to the elderly.
    This network skews very old

    Smoke em if you got em Fred, smoke em if you got em!

    **************************************
    In most states, they aren’t allowed to smoke what he’s smoking…lol

  • Raz

    And is there something wrong with being older ?

    You make it sound like a dirty word.

  • JustAGuy

    Regarding ads: Leftist pressure groups lean on advertisers to steer away from conservative news outlets. I guess the advertisers for elderly products realize older folks are more mature and aren’t easily swayed by all this nonsense.

  • OPM4everNot

    MSNBC=Morons Should Not Be Commentators.
    CNN=Commentators Not Needed.

  • JusThaFacs

    This is getting too dang funny. I think BSnbc has decided that bad drama is the way to go for them wackos. Trouble is all any of us can do is LOA’sO at them. Chrissy Matthews needs to be in an old folks home. Lawrence ODon’tKnowNutin’ and Al NotSharpAtAll should be locked away in the rubber room and ol’ Randy Madcow needs to enroll in a 12 step programs to stop the outright lies and sneaky stretching of the truth.

    Seriously, comcast should just shut msLSD down since nobody watches them anyway. What a joke for a supposedly cable news outfit.

  • Don N.

    When I’m old and grumpy, I want to watch FOX News…….

  • Kassy

    @ Fred

    I’m 33 & a FoxNews Junky! Is 33 old n your book? F.Y.I. also am Black / Female / ProLife / ProGun / Single / Pro Legal immigration / Pro Marriage /Anti Death Penalty / Don’t Like Bush / Love Rick Perry / Don’t Care For Palin or Romney as leaders / Love Bobby Jendal / also love watching Glenn Beck / Bored by Hannity / & a proud Jesus Freak!!

  • RealityChick

    @Kassy

    I hear you…why they constantly throw that line of “old people only watch FOX” is in itself getting old. I’m white/female 52 and watch it with my 23 year old who is in love with the ladies on the 5. He says the combo of brains and looks is smokin’ hot. And no we don’t live in the mountains and yes we still have all of our teeth and an education.

  • Survivor Fan

    I am 17 and will only watch FOX News for political coverage.

  • Joshua

    A) FOX News is the sole network for conservative garbage. It’s certainly not journalistic excellence that’s getting them high ratings.
    B) CNN, MSNBC, Comedy Central share viewers. If there was one network for each wing, it’d be pretty close..

    Even so–younger, more liberal individuals, don’t watch much TV. They workout, socialize, work at night, go to school, read, etc. You know: LIVE!

    Conservatives are fat, boring, old, out of touch, and privileged.

  • btone31

    I’m 24 and watch FOX News. I used to be a low information person and hated FOX News until I started to watch it more often. FNC is a helleva lot better than MSNBC.

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