With a lot of big TV events last week, including “The Bible” on History and some big basketball games, cable TV had a strong week in terms of viewership.
While there was plenty of news, the cable news channels ended up around where they normally do, with Fox News the only channel to crack the top 10. FNC placed fifth in primetime among ad-supported cable channels (sixth among all cable channels) and seventh in total day among ad-supported channels (eighth overall). FNC averaged 1.79 million viewers in primetime and 1.09 million viewers in total day.
MSNBC placed 22nd in primetime and 27th in total day among ad-supported channels (23rd and 28th overall), averaging 748,000 and 398,000 viewers, respectively.