Boosted by a busy news week that included continued tensions in Ukraine and the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane, Fox News was the top ad-supported cable network in primetime — beating out USA, the History Channel, AMC and TBS — for the week of March 10, averaging 2,049,000 viewers. The last time FNC finished first in primetime was during the week of the State of the Union.
Fox News also turned in a strong total day performance, placing third overall with 1,181,000 viewers.
The news cycle is also boosting CNN, which jumped 12 spots in primetime and 13 spots in total day compared to last week. CNN placed 22nd in primetime, with 800,000 viewers, and 17th in total day, with 583,000 viewers. MSNBC was the third most-watched cable news network last week, placing 27th in primetime with 666,000 viewers and 28th in total day with 388,000 viewers.
The full ranker is after the jump.