Fox News’ Hannity Chomps Shark Week In Ratings

Amber Athey | Media and Breaking News Editor

Fox News Channel marked its 25th consecutive month as the most-watched network in cable in July, besting competitors CNN and MSNBC.

Fox News finished first in primetime with with an average of 2.4 million viewers and finished first in total day with 1.37 million. “Hannity” and “Tucker Carlson Tonight” were the top two programs for the month ahead of MSNBC’s “Rachel Maddow Show.”

Fox personality Tucker Carlson speaks at the 2017 Business Insider Ignition: Future of Media conference in New York, November 30, 2017. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Fox personality Tucker Carlson speaks at the 2017 Business Insider Ignition: Future of Media conference in New York, November 30, 2017. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

MSNBC finished second behind FNC in primetime with 1.66 million viewers, but dropped to third in total day to Nickelodeon.

CNN fared the worst out of the big three cable news networks, placing 10th in primetime and 7th in total day. In primetime, CNN fell to Home and Garden Television, USA Network, the History Channel, the Discovery Channel, the Hallmark Channel, and more.

Fox News Channel anchor Sean Hannity poses for photographs as he sits on the set of his show "Hannity" at the Fox News Channel's studios in New York City, October 28, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Fox News Channel anchor Sean Hannity poses for photographs as he sits on the set of his show “Hannity” at the Fox News Channel’s studios in New York City, October 28, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Discovery Channel’s highly-touted “Shark Week” threatened to derail Fox’s dominance, but fell well short with an average of 1.7 million in total viewers.

Still, “Shark Week” practically doubled CNN’s average of 891,000 primetime viewers.

Fox Business Network beat competitor CNBC, who had a 23 year low in Business Day viewers for the month.

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