August 17, 2006

Cable TV News Audience

56.1

That’s the percentage of cable news viewers who tuned into the Fox News Channel during an average night in July 2006. Thus, the Fox News Channel attracted more than half of those watching the three major cable news outlets during primetime hours.

An estimated 2.7 million people watched cable news each weeknight in July 2006, of which Fox News earned the largest share (1.5 million viewers). CNN came in second, with about 30% of the audience, or 850,000 viewers. And MSNBC was third, with 13% of the audience (340,000). These figures confirm a now steady trend of Fox News leading its rivals by a comfortable margin. Read More