Basic Cable Ranker: Week of Feb. 11

By A.J. Katz Comment

Fox News continued its streak as the most-watched basic cable network in total day and prim etime in total viewers for the week of February 11th, per Nielsen live-plus-same-day data. In total day, FNC drew in 1.5 million viewers and delivering 260,000 total day viewers in the 25-54 demo. In prime time, FNC garnered 2.5 million viewers and 440,000 in the 25-54 demo.

In addition, presentations of Hannity, The Ingraham Angle and Tucker Carlson Tonight claimed 14 of the top 30 cable telecasts overall in total viewers.

Hannity was No. 1, both in total viewers and among adults 25-54, with Maddow coming in second, followed by Carlson, Laura Ingraham and The Five in that order.

On Monday, February 11th, Ingraham had the top cable news broadcast, thanks to her interview with Pres. Trump from El Paso, TX, which hauled in 4.2 million viewers and nearly 900,000 in the A25-54 demo.

Compared to the same week in 2018, Fox News posted +11 percent growth in total prime time viewers, and +5 percent growth in total day viewers.

MSNBC, which slipped to No. 3 in total prime time viewers last week (TNT moved up to No.2 due to NBA All Star action) still managed to post +12 percent year-over-year-growth in that daypart. Then, in total day, MSNBC remained No. 1, and posted +10 percent growth from last year in total viewers.

CNN finished No. 10 in total prime time viewers, and was +13 percent in the daypart vs. the comparable week last year. The network ranked No. 6 in total day, but was -2 percent in the daypart from last year.

Basic Cable Top 10 – Prime Time (Total Viewers)

  1. Fox News (2,539,000)
  2. TNT (1,967,000)
  3. MSNBC (1,955,000)
  4. ESPN (1,412,000)
  5. HGTV (1,363,000)
  6. History (1,236,000)
  7. Hallmark (1,131,000)
  8. Investigation Discovery (1,098,000)
  9. USA (1,072,000)
  10. CNN (1,023,000)

Basic Cable Top 10 – Total Day (Total Viewers)

  1. FNC (1,474,000)
  2. MSNBC (1,084,000)
  3. NICK (807,000)
  4. ID (761,000)
  5. HGTV (760,000)
  6. CNN (696,000)
  7. TNT (656,000)
  8. Hallmark (643,000)
  9. USA (584,000)
  10. ESPN (571,000)

Cable News Ratings (A25-54)

  • FNC – Prime Time (440,000) and Total Day (260,000)
  • CNN – Prime Time (292,000) and Total Day (195,000)
  • MSNBC – Prime Time (335,000) and Total Day (180,000)

Business News Ratings:

Business Day (9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. ET)

  • FBN: 228,000 total viewers and 23,000 A25-54
  • CNBC: 200,000 total viewers and 39,000 A25-54

Market Hours (9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. ET)

  • FBN: 232,000 total viewers and 23,000 A25-54
  • CNBC: 202,000 total viewers and 38,000 A25-54

Total Day (6 a.m. – 6 a.m. ET)

  • FBN: 164,000 total viewers and 18,000 A25-54
  • CNBC: 157,000 total viewers and 46,000 A25-54

 

Basic cable ranker: Week of Feb. 11 (Total Viewers)

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