MSNBC came in second with 852,000 total viewers, and CNN followed with 557,000 total viewers. Fox News also came in first with the 25-54 age demographic in July, bringing in 378,000 viewers.
Despite providing more political commentary, by October 2019, CNN settled into third place in viewer ratings, falling behind Fox News and MSNBC for the 10th quarter in a row. On CNN's political.
Fox News averaged 1.54 million total viewers while CNN averaged 975,000. In prime time (8 p.m. to 11 p.m.), MSNBC continued to lead Fox News and CNN in total viewers and among that key age group.
Trump Impeachment Inquiry Boosts Cable News Ratings, CNN, Fox, MSNBC Up By Double Digits Tommy Lightfoot Garrett 9 months ago 2 min read The launch of a congressional impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump has led to a spike in cable news ratings, with the primetime lineups on all three primary channels rising by double digits over their recent averages.
Nielsen Media Research has just reported that for the 44th straight month once again Fox News was the most-watched channel on basic cable. It averaged 3.53 million viewers, twice as many as Msnbc’s 1.78 million and more than three times larger than the 1.05 million who tuned into once-dominant CNN that hasn’t made the playoffs since forever.
From March 16-20, Fox News saw its ratings climb 89 percent over the same time last year, to 881,000 primetime viewers per day ages 25-54, while CNN was up 193 percent to 790,000 and MSNBC climbed.
CNN's ratings continue to spiral downward, with the network's prime-time shows losing half their audience, compared to February 2013. According to the latest Nielsen ratings report, Fox News Channel is the only cable network whose total viewers climbed since this time last year, Deadline.com reports. CNN favorite Anderson Cooper dropped by 47 percent from last February, with his 8 p.m. time.
MSNBC beat out Fox News for the most watched cable network during weekday prime time last week. The network also stayed above CNN in total viewers during prime time, dayside and morning hours.
CNN drew 198,000 viewers in the demo, behind MSNBC (255,000) and Fox News (389,000). -- Among primetime cable news shows, Fox's Hannity led with a total audience of 3.086 million, followed by Tucker Carlson Tonight (2.834 million) and MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show (2.630 million).
In prime time, Fox News and MSNBC saw slight gains in total viewers year-over-year, with CNN seeing a double-digit decline. Fox News averaged 2.299 million total viewers, an increase of 4 percent.
According to Nielsen Media Research, Fox News won overall viewers with 2.11 million, while CNN came in second with 1.34 million, and MSNBC trailed behind at 1.03 million. In the demo, however, Fox.
As liberal viewers flocked to NBC and MSNBC for the debate, there weren’t many left for CNN, which averaged a dismal 569,000 viewers from 9-11 p.m. ET. Nearly 20 million people watched the debate on MSNBC and NBC combined, while Fox News averaged 3.1 million viewers over the same time period.
Figures out from Nielsen Media Research show Fox News averaging 5.582m viewers, CNN 4.371m, and MSNBC 2.154m for total day viewing in the week March 17-23. In terms of primetime viewing, FNC.
But while faith has dropped sharply in the decades since the rise of cable news (CNN launched in 1980, Fox and MSNBC in 1996), the cable channels have not been the primary drivers of that decline.
Among the news networks, MSNBC followed in third with total day viewers of 316,000 and 85,000 key demo viewers, down 20 percent and 38 percent, respectively. In a sign of how dire the ratings slump at MSNBC has become, the fledgling Al Jazeera America beat out MSNBC in the 25-54 demographic during the 2 and 3 p.m. daytime hours on March 30.CNN's total audience in prime time was well under a million viewers -- 767,000 -- while Fox News led all cable channels with a total audience of 2.395 million. MSNBC was in second place overall.That’s an interesting question, but I think the answer is pretty simple: Fox News is explicitly ideological. If you want news from the conservative side of the Culture War, where you can be pumped up about your team or whatever, Fox News will give.