Ho hum, another quarter, another Fox News Channel win in the ratings against its all-news competitors, MSNBC, CNN and HLN. The win is now the 50th straight quarter (and 150th straight month) for Fox, going back more than a dozen years. They’ve been so consistently ahead for so long that another win, even a landmark like this, seems a bit of a yawner for the cable news powerhouse as it transforms into the Rolling Rock of ratings kings. So, how did they win this time ’round? Let us count the ways:
- FNC was sixth in Primetime total viewers among all cable networks (CNN was 34th, MSNBC 29th).
- FNC was seventh in Total Day viewers among all cable nets (CNN was 29th, MSNBC 30th).
- For the quarter ending today, FNC had the top 14 highest-rated news shows in total viewers. It had nine of the top 10 news shows for the core Adults 25-54 demo, with only re-runs of CNBC’s Shark Tank on MSNBC sneaking into the tenth spot.
- Total viewers for the Top 5 shows were: The O’Reilly Factor (2,361,000); The Kelly File (1,998,000); The Five (1,842,000); Special Report w/ Bret Baier (1,730,000); and On the Record w/ Greta Van Susteren (1,496,000).
- FNC led all cable networks in that 25-54 demo, which is the heart and crabby commentariat of the news-watching audience.
- Both Fox & Friends and Your World with Neil Cavuto have been No. 1 in their respective slots for 50 consecutive quarters, again dating back more than 12 years to the first quarter of 2002.
- FNC has more Total Day viewers, 945,000,