FOX News is Top-Rated Cable News Network for May

Categories: Cable News Ratings

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May 29th, 2013


FNC was the top-rated cable news network in Total Day and Prime for the month of May, beating CNN and MSNBC combined in Total Viewers in both dayparts, posting the highest-rated month since the 2012 election in total viewers. FNC has been the top cable news channel for nearly 140 consecutive months.

In all of cable, FNC was the number three most-watched advertiser supported network in both primetime and total day.

The other cable news channels were significantly lower rated. In primetime Total Viewers, CNN ranked 25th, HLN was 27th and MSNBC was 33rd. In Total Day, HLN came in 16th -- its first time as the number two cable news channel -- CNN came in 21st (tie) and MSNBC came in 32nd.

  • Total day cable news rankings: FNC #3; CNN #21 tie, MSNBC #32, HLN #16



MAY ’13 NIELSEN NUMBERS (7 day week, L+SD):



FNC: 1,246,000 total viewers (236,000 in 25-54)

CNN: 465,000 total viewers (161,000 in 25-54)

MSNBC: 346,000 total viewers (115,000 in 25-54)

HLN: 494,000 total viewers (175,000 in 25-54)



FNC: 1,973,000 total viewers (308,000 in 25-54)

CNN: 660,000 total viewers (225,000 in 25-54)

MSNBC: 539,000 total viewers (175,000 in 25-54)

HLN: 624,000 total viewers (209,000 in 25-54)

  • E.S.

    Must. Believe. Everything. Fox. News. Says. They. Are. Supreme. Truth.

  • City Kitty

    FOX has the right formula to attract American viewers – they show us the NEWS and tell us what is actually happening to our country.

    CNN had a chance when they rebooted but they just cannot get over their progressive biases and will not attract the viewers who tune into Fox.

  • John Kennedy

    MSNBC is still on the air????

    What IQ challenged persons watch their news and opinion programs? Must be those so open mind people that became so “Open Minded” that their brains fell out!

    The worst program not only for content but also for presentation is Al Sharpton. Why would anyone (Even those whose brains have fallen out) watch his dribble? INSANITY!

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