February 2011 Ratings: FNC Dominates, and Not Just with Opinion Shows

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By Chris Ariens Comment

February marked Fox News Channel’s 110th month as the most-watched news channel.

  • Primetime (Mon-Sun): 1.917M Total Viewers / 461K A25-54
  • Total Day (Mon-Sun): 1.114M Total Viewers / 285K A25-54

With major news out of north Africa and the Middle East in February, FNC’s news programs benefited.

“Special Report with Bret Baier” was the #2 cable news show in total viewers, and #5 with younger viewers while “FOX Report with Shepard Smith” was #5 in total viewers and #3 with younger viewers. “The O’Reilly Factor” remains #1 in both categories.

In Primetime (8-11pm Mon-Fri), Fox News topped MSNBC, CNN and HLN combined in total viewers. In Total Day, the network beat CNN and MSNBC combined in total viewers. The network, however, is down year-over year: -12% in total viewers and down -14% in A25-54 viewers in primetime (Mon-Fri); and down
-14% in total viewers and -17% in younger viewers in total day (Mon-Sun).

  • How Fox News stacked up against all cable news channels in February, after the jump…

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