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Fox News wins 2018 ratings race; MSNBC has its best year ever

By December 24, 2018No Comments

Fox News finished 2018 as the top-rated cable news network posting its highest rating ever for the 22-year old network.

Top 4 networks by prime-time audience:
NBC — 6.5M
CBS — 5.9M
ABC — 4.3M
Fox — 3.3M
Fox News — 2.5M

Cable news networks by prime-time audience (YoY growth):
Fox News — 2.5M (↑ 3%)
2) MSNBC — 1.8M (↑ 12%)
3) CNN — 990K (↓ 6%)

More #1: Fox News launches ‘Fox Nation’ as news networks try to catch the streaming wave

More #2: Fox News Readies For Fox Nation Streaming Launch

More #3: Can Fox News Reach Younger Viewers With Its New Streaming Service?

Michael Beach

Michael Beach

Michael Beach is the Chief Executive Officer of Cross Screen Media, a media analytics and software company that enables marketers to plan, activate, and measure CTV and linear TV at the local level. Michael is also the founder and editor of State of the Screens, a weekly newsletter focused on video advertising that is a must-read for thought leaders in the advertising industry. He has appeared in such publications as PBS Frontline, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Axios, CNBC and Bloomberg, and on NPR’s Planet Money podcast.