Ratings

Fox News Channel Continues Strong Ratings Run

Cable news net, USA Network have most watched shows of April 3-9 4/12/2017 9:27 AM Eastern
Bill O'Reilly, whose FNC show "The O'Reilly Factor" was among the top 10 most watched programs for April 3-9, is now on vacation amid the network's continuing sexual harassment scandal and resulting advertiser cancellations.
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Fox News Channel stayed hot on the weekly ratings front, finishing last week as the most watched cable network, according to Nielsen.

FNC averaged 2.8 million viewers for the week of April 3 to April 9 to take the top spot for the 11th time in the past 12 weeks, according to Nielsen. MSNBC was second with 1.6 million viewers, followed by USA Network’s 1.5 million viewers and HGTV’s 1.4 million watchers.

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TBS, ESPN and CNN tied for fifth with 1.1 million viewers, followed by Investigation Discovery and History with 1 million viewers each and Discovery with 999,000 viewers, said Nielsen.

FNC was also the most watched cable network on a 24-hour basis for the 14th consecutive week, said Nielsen. USA Network was the choice among adults 18-49 during the week.

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Five episodes of The O'Reilly Factor starring Bill O'Reilly ranked in the top 10 most watched shows of the week, but advertisers began pulling commercials from the show following a New York Times article outlining several sexual harassment complaints against O'Reilly, who the network on Tuesday (April 11) said would be taking a vacation.

Most Watched Cable Shows April 3-9, 2017

Date      Telecast                                           Network                Total Viewers

 4/6        Hannity                                          Fox News                4.8 million

4/6         Shepard Smith Reporting                 Fox News                4.5 million

4/3         WWE Monday Night Raw                   USA                       3.9 million

4/3         WWE Monday Night Raw                   USA                       3.8 million

4/7         The O’Reilly Factor                          Fox News                 3.8 million

4/4         The O’Reilly Factor                          Fox News                 3.7 million

4/6         The O’Reilly Factor                          Fox News                 3.6 million

4/3         The O’Reilly Factor                          Fox News                 3.6 million

4/5         The O’Reilly Factor                          Fox News                 3.6 million

4/3         WWE Monday Night Raw                    USA                      3.5 million

Source: Nielsen

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