Fox News continues its dominance in the cable news universe. The network’s biggest show, “The O’Reilly Factor,” at 8pm has been #1 for 125 months (since December 2000). In both Primetime and Total Day, Fox News beat CNN and MSNBC combined in total viewers. The network was down slightly year-over-year in primetime (8-11pm Mon-Sun): -3% in total viewers and -11% in A25-54 viewers.
The ratings for April, 2011:
* Primetime (Mon-Sun): 1.862M Total Viewers / 436K A25-54
* Total Day (Mon-Sun): 1.076M Total Viewers / 272K A25-54
“The FOX Report with Shepard Smith” has been #1 for 115 months at 7pm (since October 2001). “The Glenn Beck Program” which will sign off later this year was down -12% in Total Viewers and down -25% in younger viewers, year-over-year. Interestingly, the show which leads out of Beck, “Special Report with Bret Baier” is up, +3% in both Total Viewers and younger viewers year-over year. Baier’s was the #3 show in cable news, after O’Reilly and Hannity, in Total Viewers.
FNC had the top 10 cable news programs in total viewers and 9 of the top 10 in A25-54 viewers.