Fox News continued its year-long domination of the cable ratings charts, topping all cable networks both in primetime and on a total day basis for the month of July.
Fox News averaged 2.1 million viewers for the period of June 26 to July 30 to finish first for the fifth time in seven months thus far in 2017, according to Nielsen. MSNBC finished second with 1.6 million viewers, followed by a third place tie between HGTV and USA Network with 1.5 million viewers.
History finished fifth with 1.3 million viewers, followed by TBS and Discovery Channel (1.2 million viewers), Disney Channel (1 million); ESPN (996,000) and Investigation Discovery (986,000).
Fox News was the most watched cable network on a 24-hour basis for the 13th consecutive month with 1.3 million viewers, followed by Nickelodeon, Disney Channel, MSNBC, HGTV and Adult Swim.
USA Network edged out TBS to claim the top spot among adults 18-49 in primetime, while Adult Swim was the top choice in the demo on a 24-hour basis.
HBO's Game Of Thrones scored the top three most watched shows for the month, according to Neilsen.
Most Watched Networks During The Month Of July*
7/16 Game Of Thrones HBO 12.7 million
7/23 Game Of Thrones HBO 9.2 million
7/30 Game Of Thrones HBO 9.2 million
7/21 Descendants 2 Disney Channel 8.5 million
7/10 Home Run Derby ESPN 8.3 million
7/9 Time Machine History 5.3 million
7/23 Phelps vs Shark Discovery 5.1 million
7/9 Fear The Walking Dead AMC 4.3 million
7/9 Fear The Walking Dead AMC 4.2 million
7/10 Home Run Derby Pre-Game Show ESPN 4.2 million
*Report Period : 06/26/2017 - 07/30/2017 Viewing Type: Live+7 Blended with Live+3 from 07/17/2017-07/27/2017 and Live+SD from 07/28/2017 to date