The cable news ratings for October are in and it wasn’t even close. FOX News not only beat CNN and MSNBC, they had stronger numbers than the two liberal networks combined. Wow.
Deadline Hollywood reports:
Fox News Channel Crushes Competition In Contentious October
Fox News Channel ran away with basic cable ratings in October. Donald Trump’s fave network dominated all of basic cable for the month, both in total day and primetime. The milestone marks 28 consecutive months as the most-watched basic cable network in total day with 1.7 million total viewers, and the fifth consecutive month as the most-watched basic cable network in primetime with 2.8 million total viewers.
Among cable news networks FNC has bested its competition for 202 consecutive months in primetime total viewers, beating CNN, MSNBC and HLN combined; in total day, FNC outpaced CNN and MSNBC combined.
FNC’s primetime 2.829M viewers, ran a lap ahead of MSNBC’s 1.575M and CNN’s 931K. In the news demo, FNC’s 540K topped CNN’s 290K and MSNBC’s 281K.
FNC’s 1.685M total viewers in total day trounced MSNBC’s 909K and CNN’s 689K. In the key 25-54 year old age bracket, FNC’s 332K edged out CNN’s 201K and MSNBC’s 161K.
Part of the reason the ratings are so high is the midterms. Will these numbers translate to votes? We will soon know.