For Just the 3rd Time Ever, FBN Tops CNBC For the Week

By Chris Ariens 

For the first time in 2017, and just the third time ever, Fox Business Network topped rival CNBC in both viewers and the A25-54 demo for business day viewing (9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.) for a week.

FBN also finished first among viewers for full day viewing for the fifth straight week. CNBC still maintained the lead in the demo for total day.

Lou Dobbs Tonight, Varney & Co, Cavuto: Coast to Coast, Countdown to the Closing Bell, Intelligence Report with Trish Regan, and After the Bell all came in first in viewers in their timeslots for the week.

FBN marks 10 years on the air in October.

Week of Feb. 13, 2017 | Total Viewers / A25-54 demo

  • Business Day (9am-5pm)
    FBN: 243,000 / 34,000
    CNBC: 183,000 / 30,000
  • Total Day
    FBN: 182,000 / 26,000
    CNBC: 157,000 / 48,000