The cable news stations are all reaching for the top rank, trying to outdo each other and come up on top.
The competition is fierce as news stations started to lean left or right, swinging away from the neutral nature that news used to be, becoming more partisan and providing content that their particular audience enjoys the most.
The latest stats are in and it shows that Fox News Channel (FNC) has crushed their competition over the last week, absolutely dominating the cable news industry according to Neilsen. In fact, FNC was so high in the stats that they beat both MSNBC and CNN combined during the prime time programming.
It should be noted that TBS was the highest ranking station who beat all the competition, but Fox was able to beat MSNBC and CNN combined.
According to TV Newser, Fox News was the No. 1 basic cable network in total day viewing for the week of Oct. 8, which now marks 40 straight weeks at the top of the charts, per Nielsen live-plus-same-day data.
FNC slipped to second place behind TBS among all basic cable networks. TBS was No. 1 across the board, by far, thanks to its coverage of the Yankees-Red Sox ALDS.
Despite slipping to second, Fox News posted +20 percent growth in prime time viewers and +13 percent growth in total day viewers versus the comparable week last year, which also featured playoff baseball.
“Fox News’ dominance over cable news continued this past week. In prime time, FNC beat CNN and MSNBC combined in total viewers among total viewers for the second consecutive week, in addition to beating CNN and MSNBC combined in total day yet again.
Multiple FNC telecasts delivered more total viewers than NFL Network’s Thursday Night Football broadcast, and FNC claimed 10 of the top 20 cable telecasts overall in total viewers, including presentations of Hannity, Tucker Carlson Tonight, The Ingraham Angle and The Story with Martha MacCallum.”
“FNC’s 8-11 p.m. ET lineup of “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” “Hannity,” “The Ingraham Angle” and “Fox News @ Night with Shannon Bream” averaged 2.6 million viewers, compared to 1.5 million for MSNBC and just 832,000 for CNN. The period of Oct. 8-14 marks the second straight week that FNC topped MSNBC and CNN combined during prime time.”
These statistics are mind blowing and it makes you wonder what MSNBC and CNN can do to catch up.
Is there anything they can do to compete with Fox News who has become an absolute giant in the rankings when it comes to news programming?
What is CNN and MSNBC doing wrong?
I know it, but I don’t want to say it!