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Fox News Tops MSNBC and CNN Combined in October Cable Ratings

Fox News had another banner month as it topped MSNBC and CNN combined in the cable news ratings race for the month of October, according to Nielsen.

The conservative-leaning cable news network averaged 2.8 million total viewers in prime time — an increase of 25 percent from October 2017,  followed by MSNBC with 1.58 million viewers and CNN with 931,00 viewers.

Fox also dominated in the advertiser-coveted 25-54-year-old demographic with 540,000 viewers followed by CNN with 290,000 and MSNBC with 281,000.

The network was led by Hannity, with an average of 3.5 million viewers; Tucker Carlson Tonight, with 3.23 million; The Ingraham Angle, with 2.97 million; The Five, with 2.84 million; and Special Report with Bret Baier, with 2,668,000.

MSNBC’s top program was the Rachel Maddow Show, which finished sixth in cable news overall.