Fox News Notches Fifth Straight Ratings Win

Dominates Primetime, Total Day Among Cable Nets
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Fox News once again flexed its ratings muscles in winning its fifth straight primetime and total day weekly ratings race, according to Nielsen.

Riding its 2016 Presidential campaign coverage, Fox News averaged 2.1 million viewers to slide by USA Network’s 1.9 million viewers to secure the top spot. AMC, bolstered by the return of it monster series hit The Walking Dead, finished third with 1.8 million viewers, followed by HGTV’s 1.6 million viewers and TBS’ 1.5 million watchers.

ESPN (1.4 million), CNN, Discovery Channel and Disney Channel (tied with 1.3 million), and TNT and History (tied with 1.2 million) rounded out the top 10 most watched networks for the week.

Fox News topped Nickelodeon, Disney Channel, Adult Swim and HGTV on a 24-hour basis, according to Nielsen. Adult Swim was the top choice among adults 18-49 on a total day basis, while AMC topped all cable networks in primetime within the demo.

Most Watched Cable Shows During The Week of Feb. 15-Feb. 21

Date    Show                                              Network                     Total Viewers

2/21   The Walking Dead                            AMC                            13.4 million

2/21   Talking Dead                                     AMC                              5.6 million

2/19   Gold Rush                                         Discovery                       3.8 million

2/15   WWE Monday Night Raw                 USA                               3.6 million

2/15   WWE Monday Night Raw                 USA                               3.5 million

2/20   AEHQ: South Carolina Primary        Fox News                      3.5 million

2/20   AEHQ: South Carolina Primary        Fox News                      3.5 million

2/16   Fixer Upper                                       HGTV                            3.3 million

2/16   ACS: People V. O.J. Simpson              FX                              3.3 million

2/15   WWE Monday Night Raw                 USA                               3.2 million

Source: Nielsen

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