Fox News Wins Weekly Cable Again — CNN Falls To TLC

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Fox News took the top spot in cable television for the 27th week in a row, while CNN failed to even crack the top five.

According to Nielsen Media Research for the week of July 9 to July 15, Fox averaged 1.5 million in total viewers and 300,000 in the 25-54 demographic. Fox also topped the primetime rankings with nearly 2.8 million in total viewers.

Competitor MSNBC ranked second in primetime but fell to third in total day to Nickelodeon, a network perhaps best known for the show “SpongeBob SquarePants.”

CNN performed the worst out of the cable news networks, failing to crack the top five for total day and coming in at number ten for primetime.

In primetime, CNN lost to TLC, which hosts shows like “OutDaughtered,” “My 600 Pound Life,” “90 Day Fiance,” and “Dr. Pimple Popper.”

CNN was able to draw just 851,000 viewers for primetime anchors Don Lemon, Chris Cuomo, and Anderson Cooper. TLC’s lifestyle and reality shows raked in 921,000 viewers during primetime.

Fox Business Network also smashed the competition, beating competitor CNBC for the 22nd week in a row.

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