July 2015 Ratings: Fox News Marks 163 Months At #1

By Mark Joyella 

Fox News Channel marked 163 consecutive months at number one in July, a streak that dates to January 2002. Fox News posted growth in the demo in prime, but was the only cable news network to see total day viewership declines. FNC, which still beat CNN and MSNBC combined, was down -4 percent in viewers and down -7 percent in the A25-54 demo.

The ratings for July 2015:

  • Prime time (Mon-Sun): 1,629,000 Total Viewers / 314,000 A25-54
  • Total Day (Mon-Sun): 982,000 Total Viewers / 187,000 A25-54

In prime time, FNC was down -9 percent in viewers but up +5 percent in the demo. FNC posted gains with The O’Reilly Factor (+4 percent) and The Kelly File (+15 percent) in the demo compared to July 2014). Megyn Kelly had her second-highest-rated month in the demo since her prime time show launched in October 2013. One of the network’s biggest gains was Shepard Smith Reporting, which grew +26 percent in the demo versus a year ago.

With back-to-back weeks as the number one network in prime time, Fox News reached number two across all of cable for the month.