Fox News Channel Closes In on 11th Consecutive Year as Top Cable News Network TVNewser
Even though the final numbers for 2012 aren't in yet, it's clear that Fox News Channel will end the year with its 11th straight win as the No. 1 cable news channel, reports TVNewser.com.
It will also end the year as the No. 3 ad-supported channel in all of cable television during prime time, the piece adds. Fox News will end the year up slightly in almost every time period and demo, when compared with 2011.
Fox will have the top 11 cable news shows in total viewers, and the top seven shows in the key news demo of viewers 25-54, the report notes.
As for the other cable news networks, MSNBC has had the most growth of any channel in the group, with "The Rachel Maddow Show" ending 2012 as the most-watched cable news program not on Fox News, the piece says.
CNN will end 2012 down somewhat in prime time, and will see a double-digit decline in total day. "Piers Morgan Tonight" will end the year as the network's top program in total viewers, the story adds.