Weekly Cable Ratings: Fox News, Cable News Networks Continue to Sizzle

HGTV, TLC top entertainment-based networks

Fox News continued its ratings roll, topping both the primetime and total day ratings charts for more than 25 straight weeks. 

Fox News averaged 3 million viewers in primetime for the week of July 13 to July 19 — the network’s 26th straight week at the top of the chart — besting second place MSNBC which averaged 2 million viewers during the week, according to Nielsen. CNN finished third with 1.6 million viewers, keeping the three cable news networks as the most-watched networks in cable throughout the month of July.

HGTV and TLC tied for fourth with 1.2 million viewers, followed by Hallmark Channel with 1 million watchers. TBS (987,000), Food Network (798,000), History (797,000), and Discovery Channel (727,000) rounded out the top 10 most watched networks for the week.

Fox News led the industry on a 24-hour basis for the 28th straight week, followed by MSNBC, CNN, HGTV and Hallmark Channel, according to Nielsen.