The Top Cable News Programs in Q2 2015 Were…

By Brian Flood 

Fox News Channel is home to the Top 14 cable news shows among total viewers, and eight of the Top 10 in the key A25-54 demo, for the second quarter of 2015. “The O’Reilly Factor” has been the No. 1 show in both categories for 61 consecutive quarters, dating back to 2000. The Kelly File finished second in both categories, while Hannity, The Five and Special Report with Bret Baier round out the Top 5 shows among the demo. On the Record with Greta Van Susteren is fifth in viewers and sixth in the demo.

A pair of CNN shows crack the Top 10 in the demo, with CNN Tonight and Anderson Cooper 360 ranking seventh and ninth, respectively. In total viewers, MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show finishes 15th as the highest-rated non-FNC program. Maddow is also MSNBC’s highest-rated show in the demo, finishing at No. 25.

CNBC’s Shark Tank is the 13th most-watched show for the quarter in the demo, finishing No. 32 in total viewers. Nancy Grace is HLN’s top show in viewers, while Morning Express with Robin Meade is its most-watched program in the demo.


Varney & Company is Fox Business Network’s top show among total viewers, while Strange Inheritance leads FBN in the demo.

2Q Top Cable News Shows

2Q Top Cable News Shows in Demo