A new primetime lineup, coupled with the second week of the government shutdown, propelled Fox News into the top five ad-supported cable networks during the week of October 7. FNC placed fourth in both primetime and total day, averaging 1,905,000 and 1,170,000 viewers, respectively.
MSNBC placed 20th in primetime, with 803,000 viewers, and 18th in total day, with 503,000 viewers. CNN placed 32nd in primetime and 26th in total day, averaging 508,000 and 433,000 viewers, respectively.
TBS, ESPN, AMC and History Channel rounded out the top five. The full ranker is after the jump.