Fox News outdraws CNN, MSNBC combined during week of 25th anniversary

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Fox News Channel celebrated its 25th anniversary last week by outdrawing CNN and MSNBC combined for the eighth straight week.

Fox News averaged 1.4 million viewers from October 4-10 to finish No. 1 among all of basic cable while no other networks cracked the one-million viewer benchmark. ESPN finished second, averaging 944,000 followed by TBS’ 762,000 and MSNBC’s 691,000. CNN settled for only 506,000 average viewers to finish sixth.

Fox News has now beaten both CNN and MSNBC for 34 straight weeks.

During the primetime hours of 8-11 p.m. ET, Fox News averaged 2.3 million viewers to crush other cable news offerings. MSNBC averaged 1.2 million and CNN attracted a dismal 696,000 nightly viewers as FNC topped them combined in that category, too.

Fox News also swept both MSNBC and CNN during every hour of the day among the key demographic of adults age 25-54 for the tenth straight week. It was Fox News’ largest primetime advantage in the demo over CNN since August 2015.

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