Fox Business Network (FBN) continued its winning streak over CNBC, topping the network in business day viewership during the week of August 14th-August 18th, according to Nielsen Media Research. With the markets plunging over 200 points following the Barcelona terror attack and concerns over White House shake-ups, FBN’s business day coverage saw a 21 percent advantage over rival CNBC with 191,000 in total viewers compared to their 156,000 viewers for the week.
For 52 consecutive weeks, Lou Dobbs Tonight (7-8p/ET) has now marked one straight year as the number one news program in business television with 285,000 total viewers, as well as the this week’s leading business news program in the 25-54 demo with 40,000.
Along with Dobbs, FBN’s Varney & Co (9a-12p/ET), After the Bell (4-5p/ET), and Risk & Reward (5-6p/ET) were the four top-rated business programs for the week. Additionally, Risk & Reward (5-6p/ET) dominated its CNBC competition in total viewers for the 15th consecutive week.