Fox News Rolls To Fourth Straight Weekly Cable Primetime Ratings Win

Cable news network continues dominance of total day ratings race

The busy and unpredictable cable news cycle continues to fuel Fox News Channel as the network won its fourth consecutive weekly cable primetime ratings race of the early summer TV season, according to Nielsen.

Fox News averaged 2.3 million viewers for the period of June 12 to June 18, topping all basic cable networks, said Nielsen. MSNBC finished second with 1.9 million viewers, followed by HGTV and TBS, each with 1.4 million viewers.

USA Network finished fifth with 1.2 million viewers, followed by History (1.1 million viewers) CNN (1 million); ESPN (964,000), Discovery Channel (940,000) and Investigation Discovery (939,000), said Nielsen 

Fox News was also the most watched cable network on a 24-hour basis for the 24th consecutive week, besting Nickelodeon, MSNBC, Disney Channel and CNN. 

TBS and Adult Swim were the top choices for viewers 18-49 in primetime and on a total day basis, respectively, said Nielsen.

Most Watched Cable Shows For The Week of June 12 to June 18

DateShow NetworkTotal Viewers

6/13   Your World W/Neil Cavuto                      Fox News                    3.3 million

6/13   The Sessions Hearing                            Fox News                     3.2 million

6/14   Hannity                                                Fox News                    3.1 million

6/18   NASCAR                                               FS1                            3.1 million

6/13   Special Report With Bret Baier               Fox News                    3.1 million

6/14   The Five                                              Fox News                    3.0 million

6/13   Hannity                                               Fox News                    3.0 million

6/13   Rachel Maddow Show                           MSNBC                       3.0 million

6/14   Tucker Carlson Tonight                        Fox News                    3.0 million

6/13   Tucker Carlson Tonight                        Fox News                    2.9 million

Source: Nielsen