Ratings

Fox News Celebrates Another Weekly Primetime Ratings Win

History’s ‘Amelia Earhart’ special draws 4 million viewers 7/12/2017 11:10 AM Eastern
History's Amelia Earhart special included never-before-seen photograph presumed to be Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan after their crash

Fox News celebrated the week of the July 4 holiday with another sweep of the cable primetime and total day ratings charts, according to Nielsen. 

Fox News averaged 2 million viewers during the week of July 3 to July 9 to top all cable networks in primetime for the seventh straight week, according to Nielsen. HGTV finished second with 1.5 million viewers, followed by History and USA, which tied for third with 1.4 million viewers, and MSNBC, which pulled into fifth with 1.2 million watchers.

FX and TBS (tied with 1.1 million viewers), Discovery Channel (946,000), Investigation Discovery (938,000) and Disney Channel (913,000) rounded out the top 10 most watched cable networks in primetime.

Fox News topped the total day ratings chart for the 27th consecutive week, beating out kids-targeted networks Nickelodeon, as well as HGTV, Disney Channel and Adult Swim.

History’s July 9 special Amelia Earhart: Lost Evidence, was easily the most watched cable show of the week, drawing 4.3 million viewers, according to Nielsen.

Most Watched Cable Shows During The Week of July 3 to July 9 

Date    Telecast                                         Network                     Total Viewers

7/9     Amelia Earhart: Lost Evidence          History                        4.3 million

7/3     WWE Monday Night Raw                  USA Network               2.9 million

7/3     Alaskan Bush People                       Discovery Channel        2.8 million

7/5     Tucker Carlson Tonight                    Fox News                    2.8 million

7/3     WWE Monday Night Raw                  USA Network               2.8 million

7/6     Tucker Carlson Tonight                    Fox News                    2.8 million

7/3     WWE Monday Night Raw                 USA Network                2.7 million

7/5     The Five                                        Fox News                     2.7 million

7/8     NASCAR Cup Series Race                NBCSN                        2.7 million

7/6     Rachel Maddow Show                     MSNBC                       2.6 million

 7/9     Fear The Walking Dead                  AMC                           2.6 million

Source: Nielsen                     

 

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