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