Fox News now highest-rated primetime cable network

by editor on January 29, 2010

Fox News' Rupert Murdoch has a lot to smile about

Scott Brown wasn’t the only winner in the Massachusetts senate election. Fox News came out on top, too. reports on the network’s remarkable ratings:

Fox News was the top cable network in primetime last week, averaging the most total viewers between January 18th-24th. The last time FNC topped USA and came in first was during the week of the 2008 presidential election.
In a week dominated by coverage of the earthquake in Haiti and the U.S. Senate election in Massachusetts, FNC drew an average of 3.2 million total viewers in primetime (Mon-Sun).

Fox was ranked 3rd in total day. CNN was 22nd in primetime and 19th in total day, and MSNBC was 25th in primetime and 31st in total day.

Fox News probably won’t be able to hang on to the top spot now that the election is over, but the thought of Keith Olbermann grinding his teeth over last week’s ratings is probably enough to keep Rupert Murdoch smiling for years.


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