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Fox News Primetime Delivers Highest-Rated Night Since Launch of New Lineup

FNCPrime304Fox News’ expanded primetime delivered its most-watched night Tuesday since the new lineup debuted, averaging 2,534,000 total viewers and 454,000 A25-54 viewers from 7 to 11pmET. FNC beat MSNBC, CNN and HLN combined by +8% among younger viewers.

“The O’Reilly Factor” and “The Kelly File” both had the most total viewers since the new primetime lineup debuted October 7. “On the Record with Greta Van Susteren” and “Hannity” posted their second-highest ratings in both total viewers and the demo since launch.

Kelly’s top night in the demo remains her second show — also a Tuesday — when “The Kelly File” drew 623,000 viewers, more than doubling her A25-54 audience from the previous night.

The averages from 7pm-11pmET:

Fox News: 2,534,000 total viewers / 454,000 A25-54

MSNBC: 941,000 total viewers / 214,000 A25-54

CNN: 397,000 total viewers / 134,000 A25-54

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Q3 2012 Ratings: Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly Marks 50 Straight Quarters at #1

Fox News continued its dominant hold on the cable news leaderboard in the third quarter of 2012. Led by Bill O’Reilly‘s “The O’Reilly Factor,” which just completed its 50th straight quarter at #1, the network claimed the top 10 programs in cable news in Total Viewers for the quarter.

The ratings for Q3 2012:

  • Primetime (Mon-Sun): 1,999,000 Total Viewers / 392,000 A25-54
  • Total Day (Mon-Sun): 1,147,000 Total Viewers / 268,000 A25-54

Compared to the same quarter last year, the network is up in Total Viewers (+6% in primetime and +7% in Total Day) and down in A25-54 viewers (-11% in primetime and -4% in Total Day).

FNC’s daytime programming continues to shine among younger viewers, with almost every hour posting increases among the A25-54 demographic compared to the same quarter last year. “America Live with Megyn Kelly” leads the way with a +22% increase, while “America’s Newsroom” is up +11%, “Happening Now” is up +17% and “Studio B with Shepard Smith” is up +10%.

In primetime, “The Five”  is up +32% in Total Viewers and +21% in A25-54 viewers compared to Q3 2011. This is the first true yearly quarter comparison for Glenn Beck‘s replacement show, which launched in July 2011. Both “Hannity” and “On the Record with Greta Van Susteren” were up in Total Viewers but down in the A25-54 demographic: +13%/-7% and +5%/-18%, respectively.

For the month of September, Fox News is up double digits across the board year-over-year: +26% in Total Viewers and +20% in A25-54 viewers in primetime, +22% in Total Viewers and +14% in the demographic in Total Day.