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October 2013 Ratings: Fox News #1 For 142 Consecutive Months

As usual, Fox News was the top-rated cable news channel in October, closing in on 12 straight years at number one in total day and primetime. Fox News ranked third in primetime and fourth in total day among all ad-supported cable channels for the month. But like its competition, the network was down across the board year-over-year.

The ratings for October 2013 (Nielsen Live + Same Day data):

  • Primetime (Mon-Sun): 1,862,000 total viewers / 323,000 A25-54
  • Total Day Mon-Sun): 1,143,000 total viewers / 238,000 A25-54

Compared to the same month last year, Fox News is down -28% in total viewers and -37% in the A25-54 demographic in total day. In primetime, the network is down -46% and -59%, respectively. October 2012 was a busy news month with final weeks of the 2012 elections and the start of Hurricane Sandy coverage (though landfall occurred outside the Oct. 2012 ratings period), propelling Fox News to the top cable channel for the month for the first time in seven years.

Since FNC’s new primetime lineup debuted October 7, the network is up across the board compared to the third quarter of 2013. In total day, Fox News is up +12% in total viewers and +10% in the A25-54 demographic, and in primetime, it is up +17% and +14%, respectively. In the same time period, “On the Record with Greta Van Susteren” at 7pmET is up +20% in total viewers and +19% in the demo and “Hannity” at 10pmET  is up +23% and +26%, respectively, compared to Q3 2013.

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Ratings: Three Months of CNN’s ‘New Day’

NewDayAnchors304x200As “New Day” marks three months on the air, there is good news and bad news for the CNN morning show. Although “New Day” lags behind “Fox & Friends” and “Morning Joe” in the ratings, it is the only show of the three to grow compared to the same time period last year.

From June 17 to September 17, “New Day” averaged 309,000 total viewers and 110,000 A25-54 viewers, placing third among the cable news morning shows in both ratings measurements. Despite that, the show improved on its year-ago averages, up +33% in total viewers and +18% in the A25-54 demographic.

By comparison, “Fox & Friends” and “Morning Joe” were both down year-over-year for the same three-month period. Fox News declined -3% in total viewers and -22% in the demo and MSNBC declined -12% and -19%, respectively.

The averages from June 17 to September 17 (6-9amET):

Fox News: 1,069,000 total viewers / 241,000 A25-54

MSNBC: 385,000 total viewers / 127,000 A25-54

CNN: 309,000 total viewers / 110,000 A25-54

Q1 2013 Ratings: Fox News #1 For 45 Quarters

Fox News continued its dominant hold of the leaderboard in the first quarter of 2013, marking 45 consecutive quarters as the highest-rated cable news network. But like CNN and MSNBC, Fox News is down for the quarter.

The ratings for Q1 2013 (Nielsen Live + Same Day data):

  • Primetime (Mon-Sun): 1,731,000 Total Viewers / 279,000 A25-54
  • Total Day (Mon-Sun): 1,065,000 Total Viewers / 214,000 A25-54

Compared to the same quarter last year, Fox News is flat in Total Viewers and down -18% in the A25-54 demographic in Total Day. In primetime, the network is down -9% in Total Viewers and -34% in the demo. It should be noted that the first quarter of 2012, ratings for the cable news networks got a boost from debates and political primaries during the Presidential election cycle.

“The Fox Report with Shepard Smith” celebrates a major milestone this month, ranking first in Total Viewers for 50 consecutive quarters. “Fox & Friends,” “Your World with Neil Cavuto” and “On the Record with Greta Van Susteren” have been number one in their respective time slots for 45 consecutive quarters.

Like the competition, the network has lost viewers in primetime compared to the year-ago quarter. “The O’Reilly Factor” is flat in Total Viewers and down -26% in the demo. (Note: percentages are based on a blend of Live +7 and Live +3 data.) “Hannity” is down -5% and -28%, while “On the Record” is down -13% and -35%, respectively.

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Another Correction From ‘Fox & Friends’

Another day, another clarification from “Fox & Friends.” Apparently taking a cue from The Drudge Report, the FNC morning program showed a picture of President Obama talking to a pirate this morning, with the chyron “Too busy for Israel: President Finds Time For Pirate, Letterman.” The only problem is that the photo is from 2009, when the President was filming a bit for the White House Correspondents Dinner, not yesterday, as implied by the chyron and the co-hosts.

Steve Doocy also talked about the president’s fundraiser with Beyonce and Jay Z, as well as his visit with late night host David Letterman.

“All that stuff, and yet, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is still waiting for that President meeting with Mr. Obama, remember that the White House said he was too busy to meet with him,” Doocy said.

The end result: another clarification from the show, this time on Twitter:

Earlier, the program teased the segment on Twitter saying “why was the President meeting with a pirate? we’ll explain next!”

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