Fox News has extended its winning streak, chalking up another year as the most-watched cable news network. Deadline.com reports that the channel notched its 13th annual win in a row — although the year wasn’t all rosy, given 4% declines in total viewers and in viewers 25-54.
Fox fared much better than one of its main competitors, CNN, the piece notes.
“CNN will close out 2014 with some all-time ratings lows. In prime time, the network has delivered its worst-rated year in total viewers and its second-lowest in the news demo. In total day, CNN clocked its worst-rated year in the news demo,” the story reports.
CNN did end the year ahead of MSNBC in the news demographic of viewers 25-54. Through Dec. 22, MSNBC had shed 17% of its prime-time news demo viewers, a loss of 169,000 viewers in that age group.
“To put this in perspective, this is roughly the size crowd as that of the Porcupine Caribou Herd in Alaska, Yukon and Northwest Territories, according to a recent photo census (which, unlike MSNBC, represents an increase in number — the largest population for the Porcupine Caribou Herd since the early 1990s),” Deadline notes.