What was unthinkable only two months ago has now become reality: Fox News is no longer number one in cable news. MSNBC has overtaken the top spot with CNN taking the number two spot in the most coveted 18-24 demo. Fox has dropped to third.
For the week of May 15, the network averaged 2.44 million viewers with 611,000 in the key demo from 8 p.m.-11 p.m., beating both Fox News and CNN for the week. Four MSNBC programs were number one for the week in total viewers in their respective time periods: “The Rachel Maddow Show,” “Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell”, “The 11th Hour” and the midnight re-air of “The Rachel Maddow Show.” Maddow had the top ranked non-sports program in all of cable for the week.
Fox News ranked number three in primetime in the key demographic for five straight days with 497,000 viewers, the longest streak at number three the network has had in that measure in 17 years, since June 2000. CNN finished second in the demo with 588,000. Fox was second in total viewers, however, with 2.41 million, beating out CNN’s 1.65 million.
After Bill O’Reilly was forced out amid claims of sexual harassment, the network held its viewership at previous levels but that has waned in recent weeks. Looks like viewers have rejected Murdoch’s sons Anti-Trump bent. Where will Trump supporters go to get their news? American Lookout is a good start.