Cable Network Ranker: Week of July 9

By Alex Weprin 

The Summer doldrums (and a slew of guest hosts) left their mark on the cable network ranker last week.

Fox News was the top cable news channel, placing seventh overall in primetime and total day, averaging 1.74 million and 1.06 million viewers, respectively. MSNBC placed 20th in primetime with 748,000 viewers, and 28th in total day with 412,000 viewers. CNN was 34th in primetime and 35th in total day with 454,000 and 324,000 viewers, respectively.

HLN was 40th in primetime and 43rd in total day with 308,000 and 234,000 viewers, respectively. Current TV was 92nd in primetime and 93rd in total day with 38,000 and 27,000 viewers, respectively.

For the business nets: CNBC was 60th in primetime and 56th in total day, averaging 183,000 and 128,000 viewers, respectively. Fox Business was 85th in both primetime and total day, averaging 78,000 and 56,000 viewers, respectively. FBN continues to be boosted by 7 PM host Lou Dobbs, who hosts by far the highest-rated program in the network. Dobbs again topped CNBC in the hour in both total and demo viewers, albeit barely. Bloomberg TV isn’t rated by Nielsen, and hasn’t been since launching.

The full ranker is below.

Cable Ranker Week of 7-9-12