Fox News has secured its position as the top cable news network once again, reclaiming the top primetime rating spot for the week of June 12. Nielsen data reveals that Fox News was the most–watched cable news network in primetime and total day after MSNBC displaced them as the top network for the week of June 5.
The latest ratings indicate that Fox News was once again the most watched during primetime 8 to 11 p.m. ET with more than 1.5 million viewers. The network also earned the top spot across primetime and total day views in all of cable. Fox saw an increase of 14% in primetime demo ratings, while MSNBC lost 8%.
Experts attributed Fox News‘ resurgence to its coverage of former President Donald Trump‘s indictment in the classified documents case. According to a Fox News press release, Fox was the most–watched network on the day of Trump‘s arraignment, June 13. Additionally, Fox News’s The Five, which airs on weekdays at 5 p.m., was the top cable news program across all categories for the eighth week in a row.
Fox News ratings have been in flux ever since Tucker Carlson‘s departure in late April. The network also settled a $787.5 million racketeering lawsuit with Dominion Voting Systems, after Dominion alleged Fox News anchors promoted false information about the 2020 election.
“FNC made up 61 of the top 100 cable news telecasts,” the Fox News press statement said. “This was FNC‘s best performance in primetime since the week of April 24th.”
MSNBC placed second for the week of June 12, with 1.4 million views. Hannity, on Fox News at 9 p.m. ET and Jesse Watters Primetime at 7 p.m. on weekdays, placed second and third in cable news rankings.
Fox News‘s meteoric rise in Nielsen ratings is indicative of its current popularity. Fox News‘ rapid recovery after a few tumultuous weeks speaks to its dedication to providing unbiased reporting and hard–hitting journalism. With Fox News now firmly in the top spot, the network is expected to be a leader in the cable news industry for the foreseeable future.