It was a big week for cable last week, between Oprah and Lance Armstrong, the pre-inauguration festivities and a number of big premieres.
Fox News was once again the top cable news channel for the week, placing fourth in primetime among all ad-supported cable networks, and seventh in total day. FNC averaged 1.75 million viewers in prime and 1.07 million in total day.
MSNBC was 28th in primetime and 26th in total day, averaging 757,000 and 476,000 viewers, respectively. CNN placed 33rd in primetime and 32nd in total day, averaging 567,000 and 391,000 viewers, respectively.
HLN was 43rd in primetime and 45th in total day, averaging 314,000 and 213,000 viewers, respectively. Current TV was 93rd in primetime and 95th in total day, placing below Nielsen’s threshold for accuracy. OWN, which had the big Lance Armstrong “get,” was 31st in primetime, and 43rd in total day, averaging 619,000 and 253,000 viewers, respectively.
For the business networks: CNBC led the way as usual, placing 58th in primetime and 54th in total day, averaging 189,000 and 162,000 viewers, respectively. Fox Business Network was 89th in primetime and 85th in total day, averaging 62,000 and 49,000 viewers, respectively. Bloomberg TV isn’t rated by Nielsen, and hasn’t been since it launched in 1994.
The full ranker is below.