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The Top Cable News Shows in 2013 Were…

Fox News had the top 14 programs in total viewers and the top nine programs in the key A25-54 demographic in 2013. As usual, “The O’Reilly Factor” was the number one program in cable news in both total and demo viewers, averaging 2,771,000 total viewers and 438,000 demo viewers. Megyn Kelly‘s “The Kelly File” was second in both total viewers and demo viewers, averaging 2,293,000 and 381,000, respectively. “The Five,” “Special Report with Bret Baier” and “Hannity” rounded out the top five programs.

“The Rachel Maddow Show” leads MSNBC in both total viewers and the demo. Maddow’s program averaged 860,000 total viewers, placing 15th overall, and 239,000 A25-54 viewers, placing tenth overall.

Anderson Cooper 360″ was the top CNN program in total viewers and the demo, placing 19th and 15th, respectively. The show averaged 647,000 total viewers and 201,000 A25-54 viewers for the year.

Nancy Grace” led HLN in total viewers and the demo, placing 29th and 23th, respectively. The show averaged 493,000 total viewers and 168,000 demo viewers.

“Squawk on the Street” was CNBC’s top-rated program in total viewers, and “American Greed” led the network in the demo. On FBN, “Varney & Company” led the network in total viewers and “Stossel” was tops in the A25-54 demo.

The full rankers, after the jump.

2013 P2+ FINAL Cable News Ranker

2013 A25-54 FINAL Cable News Ranker

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