Cable Network Ranker: Week of Jan. 28

By Alex Weprin 

A mostly uneventful week led to uneventful movement in the cable network ranker last week.

Fox News was the top cable news channel, placing sixth in primetime and total day among all ad-supported cable channels. FNC averaged 1.64 million viewers in primetime, and 1.07 million viewers in total day.

MSNBC placed 24th in primetime and 29th in total day, averaging 745,000 and 427,000 viewers, respectively. CNN placed 33rd in both primetime and total day, averaging 458,000 and 342,000 viewers, respectively.

Current TV placed last among all ad-supported cable channels in both primetime and total day (94th and 96th place, respectively), placing below Nielsen’s minimum threshold for accuracy. HLN was 38th in primetime and 40th in total day, averaging 356,000 and 257,000 viewers, respectively.

Among the business networks: CNBC led the way as usual, placing 54th in both primetime and total day, averaging 214,000 and 160,000 viewers, respectively. Fox Business network placed 92nd in primetime and 88th in total day, placing below Nielsen;s minimum threshold for accuracy in prime, and drawing 42,000 viewers in total day. Bloomberg TV isn’t rated by Nielsen, and hasn’t been since it launched in 1994.

the full ranker is below.

Cable Network Ranker week of Jan. 28 by