Fox News Channel said its primetime ratings topped Cable News Network's
performance in April, marking the seventh consecutive month that it beat the
first all-news network.
FNC averaged a 0.7 Nielsen Media Research rating in primetime and 455,000
households last month, jumping 74 percent in households from the same time last
year. CNN pulled a 0.6 rating and 510,000 households in primetime, topping FNC
in households as it counts more subscribers. CNN's household count increased 2
percent from last year.
MSNBC and CNBC both averaged 0.4 ratings in primetime. MSNBC's household
count jumped 21 percent to 250,000, while CNBC's dipped 6 percent to
But CNBC boasted that its Business Center program blew away rival
Moneyline News Hour on CNN in April. Business Center averaged a
0.4 rating and 299,000 households, crushing Moneyline's average 0.2
rating and 184,000 households.