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Cable News Ratings

CNN Sees Big Jump In Q1 Ratings, But Fox News Still Tops All

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 04.01.2015 | Media

CNN saw a higher spike in ratings than any other network in the first quarter of 2015 compared with the same period last year. The network was up ...

Bill O'Reilly Says Ratings Bump Proves He's Trusted

AP | Posted 05.25.2015 | Media

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel host Bill O'Reilly says he thinks television viewers trust him despite accusations he stretched the truth when he w...

Jackson Connor

Nielsen Calls On Industry To Help 'Total Up' Audience Measurement In Digital Age | Jackson Connor | Posted 03.13.2015 | Media

Earlier this week, Nielsen, a measurement company that keeps track of television ratings and consumer trends, rolled out its first marketing campaign ...

'The O'Reilly Factor' Ratings Soar Amidst Controversy Over Host's War-Reporting

Reuters | Rick Kissell | Posted 02.26.2015 | Media

LOS ANGELES ( - "The O'Reilly Factor" has long been the most popular program in cable news, and the controversy surrounding host Bill O'Re...

Rush Limbaugh Pats Himself On The Back For MSNBC's Ratings Troubles

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 02.06.2015 | Media

There's no need to search for a scapegoat in the wake of MSNBC recording its lowest full-day ratings in roughly 10 years on Tuesday. Rush Limbaugh is ...

My New Favorite News Network Is Not Liberal (and Not Fox)

Marty Kaplan | Posted 03.07.2015 | Media
Marty Kaplan

I am so not OAN's desired demographic. I hope this mash note doesn't hurt them with their base. But I also hope they don't become so successful that they can afford to speckle their whole schedule with fire-breathers and clowns.

Fox News Dominates Cable News Ratings In 2014, MSNBC Tumbles

Reuters | Posted 03.01.2015 | Media

By Rick Kissell LOS ANGELES ( - In a generally overall down year for the cable news genre, Fox News remained the dominant ...

MSNBC Looks To Expand Network Past Washington In 2015

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 12.29.2014 | Media

MSNBC is looking to "get on the road" and outside the Beltway "a lot more" in 2015, the network's president Phil Griffin announced Monday in his annua...

The Ratings Are In!

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 09.04.2014 | Media

The killing of unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, Israeli airstrikes on Gaza and the continued conflicts between Russia and Ukraine...

CNN, MSNBC Have A Mixed July

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 07.29.2014 | Media

July was a mixed month for the cable news networks: CNN beat MSNBC in the key demographic during primetime, but MSNBC won in total viewers. MSNBC h...

Why Bill O'Reilly Should Be Terrified Of Megyn Kelly

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 06.10.2014 | Media

Is a seismic shift happening over at Fox News? The biggest cable news network is normally ruled by Bill O'Reilly, who has had the top show in the l...

Rough Year For Cable News Networks

AP | DAVID BAUDER | Posted 08.04.2014 | Media

NEW YORK (AP) — During some perilous times for the cable news networks, CNN is relieved to find there's still some resonance to the 1960s. ...

Fox News Hits Major Low

The Huffington Post | Katherine Fung | Posted 05.29.2014 | Media

Fox News' ratings took a hit in the key demo for the month of May. The network drew 264,000 viewers ages 25-54 during primetime — the lowest it ...

Joe Scarborough Lashes Out At CNN Over Lousy Ratings

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 04.30.2014 | Media

MSNBC's lousy month in the ratings prompted a very sharp response from Joe Scarborough about rival network CNN. CNN's wall-to-wall coverage of the ...

CNN Gets Some Great News And Some Lousy News

The Huffington Post | Katherine Fung | Posted 04.01.2014 | Media

All of the cable news networks touted victories at the end of March, which marked the close of the year's first ratings quarter. The disappearance ...

The Ratings Are In

The Huffington Post | Katherine Fung | Posted 02.26.2014 | Media

February was another rough month in the ratings for CNN. CNN, which just announced Piers Morgans' departure, came in third place with 399,000 tota...

January Cable News Ratings Are In

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 01.29.2014 | Media

January marked the start of a new year for networks, so it's time to take a look at how the shows racked up. "The O'Reilly Factor" was once again a...

CNN Gets Horrible Ratings

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 01.28.2014 | Media

January 2014 was not a month to remember for CNN. The network is in rebuilding mode, trying to push away from its traditional reliance on breaking ...

Cable News Networks Had A Rough Year

Posted 01.23.2014 | Media

The ratings for 2013 are in, and it was a rough year for cable news networks. Like clockwork, Fox News led the pack with an average of 1.097 milli...

CNN Ratings, 11 Months Into the Year It's Still Fox and the Fogies

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 02.16.2014 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

In the demos you get paid for Fox had 297,000 while the combine had 532,000. Fox News continues to dominate the fogies while MSNBC, CNN and Headline garner the middle aged.

A Rough Year For Cable News

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 12.17.2013 | Media

Cable news had an off year in 2013. Sure, there were all the lineup changes, personnel scandals, outrageous commentary and controversial programmin...

The Ratings Are In!

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.27.2013 | Media

MSNBC came out on top over CNN in the month of November for both primetime and total day, according to the recent data from Nielsen. MSNBC beat C...

What To Make Of Al Jazeera America's Very Low Ratings

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 01.25.2014 | Media

A New York Post article on Al Jazeera America's seemingly anemic ratings got a lot of people in media-land talking on Monday--and prompted a conversat...

CNN Gets Awful Ratings

Posted 01.23.2014 | Media

From the "not-the-kind-of-coverage-you-want" files: The New York Times: CNN provided heavy coverage last week of the troubled introduction of th...

The Ratings Are In

Posted 10.30.2013 | Media

MSNBC topped CNN in primetime and total day during the month of October, according to the latest Nielsen numbers. MSNBC beat CNN among total viewe...