CNN Was the No. 1 Cable Network in Prime Time Last Week

By Chris Ariens Comment

CNN’s investment in covering the 2016 presidential race continues to pay off in ratings.

Last week, CNN was the No. 1 cable network in prime time, in both total viewers and the A25-54 demo, ahead of Fox News, HGTV, AMC and USA. Meanwhile, Fox News continued its streak as the No. 1 cable channel in total day vieweing. CNN was No. 4 in total day, while MSNBC was No. 13.

CNN had several big politics nights last week including primary coverage on Tuesday, a Democratic debate on Wednesday, a GOP debate on Thursday, the chaos at the Trump rally in Chicago on Friday and a town hall on Sunday.

With a total day win last week, Fox News extends its streak as the most-watched cable network to 8 weeks. This is the longest winning streak for any news network. The longest winning streak among all basic cable networks goes to Nickelodeon which was No. 1 for 23 weeks from Jan. 6 2014 to June 15, 2014.

Cable Ranker: Week of March 7, 2016

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