Like the other cablenewsers, Fox News Channel saw a decline in viewership compared to Oct. 2013 when extensive coverage was given to the government shutdown. For the month, FNC was down -7% in both viewers and the A25-54 demo for total day viewing; and down -8% in viewers and the demo in primetime. Still, for the 8th consecutive month, Fox News had the top 14 cable news programs among total viewers.
The ratings for October, 2014 (Nielsen Live + Same Day data):
- Primetime (Mon-Sun): 1,714,000 total viewers / 296,000 A25-54
- Total Day Mon-Sun): 1,056,000 total viewers / 220,000 A25-54
“On the Record with Greta Van Susteren” and “Special Report with Bret Baier” each had their most-watched months in the demo this year. FNC was the fourth most-watched network on all of cable in total viewers. The channel has now been the most-watched cable news network for 154 consecutive months. In primetime, “The O’Reilly Factor,” “The Kelly File” and “Hannity” beat CNN and MSNBC combined in total viwers and A25-54 in each of their respected time slots.