Primetime Cable Rankings Aug 09: Fox #3, CNN #22, MSNBC #25

By kevin 

In August, Fox News was again in the top three for primetime in all of cable, which is seven of eight months this year. FNC was also in the top five in total day.

Network Total Day
Fox News 5 3
CNN 20 22
MSNBC 28 25

Full rankings for August.

FNC had the top 11 programs in cable news for Total Viewers in August and 9 of the top 10 in the A25-54 demo (“The O’Reilly Factor,” “Hannity,” and “Glenn Beck” leading the way in both, respectively). MSNBC’s “Countdown with Keith Olbermann” came in #12 in Total Viewers (#9 in demo) and “Rachel Maddow” came in #16 (#11 demo). CNN’s “Larry King Live” ranked #13 in Total Viewers and #13 in the demo. Fox News’ strong showing in the demo helped make August their best month in primetime demo for 2009.

• Cable news program rankings for August (sorted by total viewers).