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Q2 Cable Ratings: FNC Dominance; Up Across the Board; 10 Top Shows

Fox News Channel continued its ratings dominance in the just concluded second quarter. Compared to Q2 ’08 FNC is up an astonishing 33% among Total Viewers and up 44% in the A25-54 demo in Total Day (Monday-Sunday). In primetime (Monday-Friday) the numbers are even more impressive: up 35% in Total Viewers and up 54% in younger viewers. FNC is on-track to have the highest rated year in the network’s 13 year history.

In primetime, Fox News has more Total Viewers and younger viewers than MSNBC and CNN combined.

Fox News occupies the Top 10 spots on cable news among Total Viewers:

8pm – O’Reilly Factor — 3,188,000
9pm – Hannity — 2,341,000
5pm – Glenn Beck — 2,053,000
10pm – On the Record — 1,950,000
6pm – Special Report — 1,889,000
7pm – Fox Report — 1,757,000
11pm – O’Reilly Factor — 1,579,000
9am – America’s Newsroom — 1,399,000
4pm – Your World — 1,389,000
3pm – Studio B — 1,169,000

Fox News is the #3 basic cable network in primetime – behind USA and TNT. CNN is #23 and MSNBC is #25.

More details on show-by-show growth, after the jump…


4pm: Your World
Total Viewers: (1,389,000 viewers) +47%
25-54: (292,000) viewers) +66%

5pm: Glenn Beck
Total Viewers: (2,053,000 viewers) +110%
25-54: (515,000 viewers) +172%

6pm: Special Report
Total Viewers: (1,889,000 viewers) +41%
25-54: (427,000 viewers) +53%

7pm: The FOX Report
Total Viewers: (1,757,000 viewers) +38%
25-54: (447,000 viewers) +57%

8pm: O’Reilly Factor
Total Viewers: (3,188,000 viewers) + 31%
25-54: (734,000 viewers) +50%

9pm: Hannity
Total Viewers: (2,341,000 viewers) + 33%
25-54: (599,000 viewers) + 50%

10pm: On the Record
Total Viewers: (1,950,000 viewers) +45%
25-54: 510,000 viewers) +61%

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