Q2 2008 Ratings: Rankers

By SteveK 

Fox News was the top rated cable news network during Q2 prime time, finishing in sixth place (Live+SD). CNN was 21st and MSNBC 27th.

In total day, FNC ranked #9, with CNN and MSNBC at #22 and #28.

Click here to see the Q2 cable ranker.


Fox News Channel had nine of the top 10 cable news programs during Q2 in Total Viewers, with The O’Reilly Factor #1. The top CNN program in Total Viewers was Larry King Live, in sixth place, and the top MSNBC program was Countdown with Keith Olbermann in 20th place.

In the A25-54 demo, Fox News had six of the top 10 programs, with The O’Reilly Factor again in first. CNN’s top program, CNN Election Center, came in 4th, with Countdown was tops for MSNBC in 8th.

Click here to see the Q2 program ranker.

Click here to see the June program ranker.

> Update: An emailer noted the program ranker is an average of 6amET-11pmET, which means shows like Countdown with Keith Olbermann at 8pmET and 10pmET are averaged together, thus affecting the overall average. Programs like The O’Reilly Factor, which repeats at 11pmET, are counted separately.