Fox News promedió 1.5 million viewers while no other network passed the one-million-viewer benchmark. ESPN finished second with 699,000 followed by MSNBC’s 670,000. CNN averaged a dismal 474,000 to finish ninth, behind basic cable offerings such as Food Network and Investigation Discovery.
Fox News also dominated during the primetime hours of 8-11 pm., averaging 2.4 million viewers while No. 2 ESPN failed to crack two million average viewers. MSNBC managed 1.2 million to finish third, and CNN attracted an average primetime audience of only 578,000 to finish outside the top ten.
TBS, TNT, Lifetime, Food Network, Discovery Channel, Historia, INSP, TLC and Hallmark are among the networks to outdraw CNN’s struggling primetime lineup of Anderson Cooper, Don Lemon and the rotation of hosts occupying the 9 pm. time slot following the termination of Chris Cuomo.
CNN’s Brianna Keilar filled in at 9 pm. last week but managed only 555,000 average viewers. During the same time period, “Hannity” promediado 3.2 million to give Fox News a staggering 471% advantage.