Accuracy in Media

The Trump Convention Wins Big in the Ratings

GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, who has been cable news ratings gold for the past year, is still working his magic at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland despite only briefly appearing before the delegates on Monday night. Fox News Channel led the way with 5.5 million viewers between 8 and 11 p.m., up 7% from […]

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Presidential Primaries Juice Cable News Network Ratings

Cable news network ratings soared in February, thanks largely to viewer interest in the 2016 presidential race. CNN led the way in the all-important 25-54 demo, beating perennial leader Fox News thanks to a series of candidate town halls and debates, though Fox still had the most total viewers. Fox was the most watched cable […]

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Fox News Blew Away the Competition (Again) in 2015

Another year, another ratings win for Fox News Channel. For the 14th consecutive year Fox News Channel has finished as the top-rated cable news network by a wide margin, with gains in every major segment except for the total-day demo, which fell 3 percent compared to 2014. CNN posted significant gains—albeit from a low base—and […]

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MSNBC Ratings Down Sharply in November

MSNBC, which has been struggling all year in the ratings, trailed CNN for the fifth straight month despite the midterm elections, which should have given the network an edge over its closest competitor. Compared to November 2013, MSNBC was down 13% in total viewers and 16% in the A25-54 demo in total day viewing. The […]

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July 2017

7/13/2017 - Led By Tucker Carlson, Fox News Remains Top Cable News Network

March 2017

3/29/2017 - Fox News Rides Trump Interest to Top of Cable Ratings

3/21/2017 - Conservative Websites Mislead Readers on Rachel Maddow Ratings

July 2016

7/20/2016 - The Trump Convention Wins Big in the Ratings

March 2016

3/30/2016 - Record Breaker: Fox News Tops All of Cable in First Quarter

3/4/2016 - Presidential Primaries Juice Cable News Network Ratings

December 2015

12/31/2015 - Fox News Blew Away the Competition (Again) in 2015

12/23/2014 - CNN President Jeff Zucker Sends Upbeat Email to Staff—Glosses Over Problems

12/4/2014 - MSNBC Ratings Down Sharply in November

August 2014

8/5/2014 - Megyn Kelly Beat O’Reilly in Key Demographic Three Times Last Week

December 2011

12/31/2011 - CNN Crows About Ratings Jump, Ignores Overall Ranking