Fox News had their best year of all time in 2009. Now that we’ve finished the first quarter of 2010, it’s clear FNC is showing no signs of letting up – they just finished their best quarter ever, in total day total viewers.
It was also the second highest rated quarter ever in prime time total viewers. More details and analysis after the jump.
While Fox News continues to see record ratings, their cable news competitors are dropping off even more year-to-year.In the A25-54 demographic during prime time, FNC was up 16%, while CNN dropped 42%, MSNBC was down 22% and HLN was down 40%.In total viewers prime time, FNC was up 3% while the rest declined as well (CNN – 39%, MSNBC – 15%, HLN – 24%).
We’re now one month away from Fox News becoming the #1 cable news channel for the 100th consecutive month based on total viewers,and this quarter FNC expanded its reach into the cable market as a whole – finishing 2nd in prime time on all of cable, behind just USA Network. It also had the top 13 programs on cable news in both total viewers and the demo.
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