CNN Falls To The History Channel In Primetime Ratings

Amber Athey | Media and Breaking News Editor

CNN suffered another humiliating defeat in the cable ratings during the week of August 6 through August 12, according to Nielsen Media Research.

Cable news competitors Fox News and MSNBC wiped the floor with CNN, with FNC finishing first in average primetime viewers and more than doubling CNN’s primetime ratings. (RELATED: MSNBC Joins CNN In Ratings Behind Nickelodeon And HGTV) 

Fox News reached 2.18 million primetime viewers, while MSNBC finished 2nd with 1.75 million and CNN finished 7th with just 992,000 average viewers for the week. CNN fell behind Home and Garden Television, USA Network, The History Channel, and TBS Network.

The History Channel’s primetime lineup includes shows like “Ancient Aliens,” “Counting Cars,” “American Pickers” and “Mountain Men.” CNN’s primetime lineup boasts personalities like Chris Cuomo and Anderson Cooper. (RELATED: CNN Loses In Quarterly Ratings To Home And Garden Television) 

In total day viewers, CNN finished 6th behind Fox News, Nickelodeon, MSNBC, Home and Garden Television, and Investigation Discovery. (RELATED: CNN Falls To Food Network In Last Week’s Ratings)

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