Fox News aired 98 of the top 100 cable news programs from May 9-15 to finish with an average audience of 1.5 million viewers to finish No. 1 among all basic cable offerings. MSNBC averaged 621,000 and CNN settled for an average audience of 485,000 as Fox News crushed them combined.
Fox News averaged 2.2 million viewers between the primetime hours of 8-11 nm., finishing behind only NBA Playoffs-heavy TNT. MSNBC averaged 983,000 viewers to finish fourth while CNN failed to crack the top ten. Fox News crushed CNN by 202% among total day viewers and a staggering 268% during primetime.