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In April primetime, FOX News Channel (FNC) grew 2 percent year-to-year in viewers and 1 percent in adults 25-54, the key cable news demographic. All other cable news channels were down versus last April. CNN dropped 10 percent in viewers and 8 percent in adults 25-54. MSNBC declined 16 percent among viewers and 29 percent in adults 25-54.

FNC was April’s number 3 channel in primetime and total day among viewers. MSNBC ranked 28 and CNN was 32 in primetime.

RATINGS FOR THE TOP 5 PROGRAMS IN CABLE NEWS FOR APRIL 2015

 

·         Total Viewers:  The O’Reilly Factor (2,538,000); The Kelly File (2,130,000); Special Report w/ Bret Baier (1,992,000); The Five (1,924,000); On the Record with Greta Van Susteren (1,700,000).

 

·         Adults 25-54:  The O’Reilly Factor (437,000); The Kelly File (376,000); Special Report w/ Bret Baier (301,000); The Five (292,000); Hannity (286,000).

 

APRIL’15  VS.  APRIL‘14 NIELSEN NUMBERS (7 day week, L+SD):

 

TOTAL DAY

FNC: 986,000 total viewers – up 3%; (185,000 in 25-54 – down 8%)

CNN: 399,000 total viewers – down 5%; (130,000 in 25-54 – down 3%)

MSNBC: 311,000 total viewers – down 12%; (81,000 in 25-54 – down 27%)

 

PRIMETIME: 8-11PM/ET

FNC 1,642,000 total viewers – up 2%; (299,000 in 25-54 – up 1%)

CNN: 489,000 total viewers – down 8%; (176,000 in 25-54 – down 10%)                       

MSNBC: 512,000 total viewers – down 16%; (122,000 in 25-54 – down 29%)

 

PRIMETIME: 7-11PM/ET

FNC: 1,594,000 total viewers – up 3%; (282,000 in 25-54 – flat 0%)

CNN: 487,000 total viewers – down 8%; (171,000 in 25-54 – down 10%)

 

MSNBC: 524,000 total viewers – down 16%; (120,000 in 25-54 – down 29%)

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