Fox News Stays Hot In Weekly Cable Ratings Race

'Game Of Thrones' most watched cable show for the week
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Fox News continued its blistering summer ratings performance last week as it once again dominated the primetime and total day ratings charts.

Fox News averaged 2 million viewers during the week of Aug. 14 to Aug. 20 to top the cable primetime ratings charts for the 12th consecutive week, according to Nielsen. MSNBC was second with 1.9 million viewers, followed by USA Network and HGTV with 1.4 million viewers each, and TBS and CNN, tied with 1.3 million watchers.

 ESPN, History and A&E (tied with 1 million viewers) and Investigation Discovery (984,000) rounded out the top 10, according to Nielsen.

 Fox News also topped the cable ratings charts on a 24-hour basis for the 33rd consecutive week, topping Nickelodeon, MSNBC, CNN and Adult Swim.

 TBS was the most watched network in primetime among adults 18-49, while Adult Swim was tops within the demo on a 24-hour basis. HBO's Game Of Thrones was the most watched show of the week with more than 10 million viewers, according to Nielsen. 

Most Watched Shows For The Week Of Aug. 14-20

DateShowNetworkTotal Viewers

8/20   Game Of Thrones                                               HBO                10.2 million

8/14   WWE Monday Night Raw (8-9 pm)                       USA                  3.4 million

8/15   Rachel Maddow Show                                        MSNBC               3.3 million

8/14   WWE Monday Night Raw (9-10 om)                    USA                   3.2 million

8/16   Rachel Maddow Show                                       MSNBC               3.2 million

8/14   WWE Monday Night Raw (10-11:12)                  USA                   2.9 million

8/14   Rachel Maddow Show                                       MSNBC               2.8 million

8/18   Rachel Maddow Show                                       MSNBC               2.8 million

8/14   Tucker Carlson Tonight                                     Fox News           2.8 million

8/15   Last Word w/ Larry O’Donnell                            MSNBC              2.7 million

Source: Nielsen