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Q2 2014 Ratings: Fox News #1 For 50 Straight Quarters, 150 Straight Months

fox news logoFox News finished its 50th straight quarter and 150th straight month as the top-rated cable news network in June. Despite the milestone, Fox News — like all the cable news networks — was down compared to the same quarter last year, delivering its lowest quarter in the primetime A25-54 demographic in 13 years.

The ratings for Q2 2014 (Nielsen Live + Same Day data):

  • Primetime (Mon-Sun): 1,588,000 total viewers / 265,000 A25-54
  • Total Day Mon-Sun): 940,000 total viewers / 189,000 A25-54

In total day, Fox News was down -20% in total viewers and -21% in the A25-54 demographic compared to Q2 2013; in primetime, the network was down -16% in both ratings measurements. It was FNC’s lowest-rated quarter in the primetime A25-54 demographic since Q2 2001, before 9/11.

All three primetime shows were down compared to Q2 2013. “The O’Reilly Factor” lost -17% in total viewers and -20% in A25-54 viewers, delivering the show’s lowest quarterly demo ratings since Q2 2001. “The Kelly File” was down -5% in total viewers and -15% in the demo compared to the 9pmET timeslot last year, while “Hannity” was down -18% and -16%, respectively, compared to the 10pmET timeslot last year.

“Fox & Friends” (6-9amET) and “On the Record with Greta Van Susteren” (7pmET) delivered the lowest A25-54 audience in their timeslots since Q3 2001 and Q2 2001, respectively. Despite that, it was a milestone month for both shows: “F&F” and “OTR,” as well as “Your World with Neil Cavuto,” marked 50 straight quarters as the top-rated shows in their respective time slots (the consecutive quarters for Van Susteren’s show includes two different timeslots, 10pmET and 7pmET).

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Fox News No. 1 for 50 Quarters

When the final Q2 2014 ratings come out tomorrow, Fox News will mark a milestone, one that has only been matched by ESPN in the cable TV universe. Fox News will mark 50 Quarters — or 12 and a half years — as the No. 1 cable news channel in total viewers in both total day and primetime. ESPN has done that in the sports category, which until recently, it had to itself.

Two of FNC’s shows, “Fox & Friends” and “Your World with Neil Cavuto” are also marking 50 quarters at No. 1. (Other shows like “O’Reilly Factor” and “On the Record” have even longer streaks). Thanks to Bloomberg BusinessWeek, we can share this graph of the quarter-to-quarter performances of FNC, CNN, MSNBC and HLN, going back to 2001.

We’ll have the full Q2 2014 cable news ratings highlights tomorrow.

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The Scoreboard: Thursday, June 26

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 202 | MSNBC: 60 | CNN: 85 | HLN: 91
  • Primetime: FNC: 306 | MSNBC: 101 | CNN: 163 | HLN: 157

4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a:
FNC
Cavuto:

121

TheFive:

199

Baier:

229

Greta:

170

O’Reilly:

299

Megyn:

327

Hannity:

290

O’Reilly:

182

Megyn:

151

MSNBC
Wagner:

36

EdShow:

53

Sharpton:

79

Matthews:

89

Hayes:

89

Maddow:

104

O’Donnell:

109

Hayes:

51

Maddow:

42

CNN
Tapper:

32

Blitzer:

63

Blitz/Cross:

71/65

Burnett:

68

Cooper:

96

Sixties:

196

Sixties:

Cooper:

151

Sixties:

75

HLN
News:

18

Files:

25

Files:

55

Jane:

68

Grace:

153

DrDrew:

173

Files:

147

Files:

158

Files:

142

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A Busy Friday for Senator John McCain

As potential U.S. action in Iraq drew saturation coverage on TV news today, Senator John McCain lent his voice.

The Arizona Senator, who has urged President Obama to “get a new national security team,” appeared on cable news five times across MSNBC, Fox News, and CNN.

He started on “Morning Joe” and “New Day” this morning, first telling an MSNBC panel we should’ve left stabilizing forces in Iraq similar to Japan, Germany, Korea, and Bosnia. Speaking with Chris Cuomo, McCain got specific on Iraq: “Airstrikes are something to be considered.”

Next, he appeared on “Andrea Mitchell Reports” in a pre-recorded interview. “I think I’d put David Petraeus on a plane to Baghdad right now to sort all of this out,” he told Mitchell.

On-set in New York, McCain joined Neil Cavuto on “Your World” in the 4pmET hour following an Army press conference updating the condition of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who is now back in the U.S. undergoing treatment. “Right now, he probably deserves a lot of our patience,” McCain said.

McCain rounded out the day back on CNN, appearing on “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer,” weighing in on which members of the president’s national security team need to go. “The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, number one, the National Security Adviser [Susan Rice], number two…who should probably spend time with her family on Sundays,” he said.

The Scoreboard: Friday, May 30

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 185 | MSNBC: 95 | CNN: 71 | HLN: 105
  • Primetime: FNC: 262 | MSNBC: 104 | CNN: 66 | HLN: 107

4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a:
FNC
Cavuto:

125

TheFive:

245

Baier:

230

Greta:

214

O’Reilly:

298

Kelly:

279

Hannity:

210

O’Reilly:

239

Kelly:

192

MSNBC
Wagner:

48

EdShow:

79

Sharpton:

96

Matthews:

101

Hayes:

95

Maddow:

88

Lockup:

129

Lockup:

185

Lockup:

252

CNN
Tapper:

73

Blitzer:

79

Blitzer:

69

Burnett:

62

Cooper:

86

Sixties:

77

Spot/Unguard:

42/29

Bourdain:

87

Bourdain:

114

HLN
News:

42

WWYD:

73

DrDrew:

63

Secret:

77

Grace:

68

Files:

93

Files:

160

Files:

250

Files:

307

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Charles Payne Shifts From Contributor to Anchor at FBN

Charles PayneWhen Charles Payne gets recognized on the street, he often gets told something along the lines of, “I love you on TV, but I’m not in the stock market.”

“Everybody’s in the market,” Payne told TVNewser this morning, citing examples of people who use Apple laptops or drive Ford cars. “What you have to figure out is – do you always want to be on the consumer side of it?”

Bridging the divide between Main Street and Wall Street is a cornerstone of Fox Business Network, and it will be one of the “great goals” of Payne’s new show, “Making Money with Charles Payne,” which debuts tonight at 6pmET.

“There’s a distinction between Wall Street, the physical place downtown … and Wall Street, the place where you can go and start to pick out great American companies to become a part owner of,” Payne said.

Payne says he sees a “two-pronged challenge” for himself: bringing down the intimidation factor of Wall Street and convincing people that it is still worthwhile to invest. He says he will accomplish this without falling victim to some pet-peeves of business television, including “an obsession with fast money, crazy terms you don’t know, someone telling you you’re going to crash.” Read more

The Fox Ticker: Witch Hunt, Name Game, Gadget Guy

  • Bill O’Reilly says Kareem Abdul-Jabbar‘s recent call in TIME magazine to “expose every instance we find,” of racism, sexism and homophobia is dangerous. “If his vision were to come true,” O’Reilly said on his show last night, “we would be a nation of witch hunters.”

  • Neil Cavuto is a fan of the phablet, thanks to his “sausage-like fingers.” In USA Today, Cavuto talks about his favorite tech gadgets and the devices he uses to consume both financial and political news.

The Scoreboard: Monday, May 5

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 242 | MSNBC: 83 | CNN: 96 | HLN: 89
  • Primetime: FNC: 291 | MSNBC: 107 | CNN: 105 | HLN: 124

4p: 5p: 6/6:30p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a:
FNC
Cavuto:

171

TheFive:

270

Baier:

270

Greta:

269

O’Reilly:

334

Megyn:

289

Hannity:

249

O’Reilly:

247

Megyn:

197

MSNBC
Wagner:

57

EdShow:

83

Sharpton:

96

Matthews:

111

Hayes:

95

Maddow:

111

O’Donnell:

114

Hayes:

92

Maddow:

61

CNN
Tapper:

124

Blitzer:

136

Blitzer/Cross

135/83

Burnett:

126

Cooper:

103

Tonight:

96

Spc.Rpt:

115

Cooper:

96

Tonight:

69

HLN
News:

16

Detective:

19

Detective:

18

Jane:

50

Grace:

112

DrDrew:

118

Files:

142

Files:

156

Files:

166

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Did Pizza Hut Steal Neil Cavuto’s Idea?

neil cavuto_304x200In a Twitpic video this afternoon, Fox News’ Neil Cavuto‘s show tease claims Pizza Hut has made a fortune off his great culinary mind.

“Did I tell you that years ago, I came up with the idea for an all-you-can-eat meat pizza, with a cheese-filled crust,” Cavuto said, claiming that Pizza Hut has made a financial killing off his idea, in the form of the fast-food chain’s stuffed-crust pizza.

Cavuto then had words of advice for three former Taco bell interns, who claim they came up with the idea for the popular Doritos Locos Taco 19 years ago (Taco bell launched the item in 2012.)

“I’m telling you kids…you’re getting squat, because you didn’t think, just like I didn’t think,” Cavuto concluded.

Cavuto’s culinary complaint after the jump (click on photo for video).

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Neil Cavuto: MS Diagnosis ‘Made Me Do Things I Never Would Have Done’

CavutoFox News and Fox Business anchor Neil Cavuto is the subject of USA Weekend’s Cause Celeb feature talking about his work to raise awareness for Multiple sclerosis. Cavuto reflects on how his life changed after his diagnosis:

His wife says it was “divine inspiration” that led to Cavuto’s on-air disclosure of his own MS while interviewing a pharmaceutical executive.

“I don’t think I would have adopted my boys (Jeremy, 12, Bradley, 11; he also has a daughter Tara, 28) had I not had the illness. It humanized me, taught me not to be a jerk. It made me do things I never would have done,” says the initially reluctant advocate. “It forced me to focus on things that were important.”

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