Ratings up for Fox News, CNN and HLN and down for MSNBC

High-profile news stories help
Joe Centers
Jul 2, 2013


Several high-profile news stories, including the Boston Marathon bombing, Edward Snowden's national security leaks, the conclusion of the Jodi Arias trial and the beginning of the George Zimmerman trial, lifted ratings at Fox News, CNN and HLN.
According to Nielsen, CNN saw its prime-time audience jump almost 50 percent for the quarter to an average of 666,000 viewers compared with the same period in 2012. In the 25-54 demographic, CNN was up 77 percent.

Fox News continued to dominate overall, finishing first in prime time with an average of 1.9 million viewers, a gain of 5 percent. However, the network was down 11 percent in adults 25-54.
HLN, which heavily covered the Jodi Arias murder trial, was up 49 percent in viewers in prime time to 518,000.

While Fox News, CNN and HLN all had something to crow about, MSNBC saw its ratings tumble. In prime time, its audience was down 16 percent to 576,000 viewers. Among adults 25-54, MSNBC's ratings fell 12 percent.
It was a particularly tough quarter for Rachel Maddow. Her show's average audience of 774,000 was the smallest since its debut in September 2008. A large part of the problem is "All In with Chris Hayes," which airs before Maddow's show and has yet to click with viewers.
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Can you ever muster up the effort to post something that makes sense and doesn't name call? Teatards? Wow, I hope you don't have kids and if you do I feel sorry for them that they have a parent like you.


Yes, because teaching my children to think for themselves is a terrible idea. In fact, critical thinking is being shot down by conservative school boards across the country. You should be proud. I can only hope you were related to one of the kids I taught at Maplehurst last year...

hit the road jack

Was it your teaching duty to teach politics in school? kinda doubt it at Maplehurst,your the reason we have so many kids who live with mom and dad at age 25 and expect handouts as the ride life out.

hit the road jack

Is this a retarded teacher?


Very classy of you. You'll be happy to know I plan to be a social studies teacher very soon.


So you did teach or plan on teaching? Which lie is it. lol. Yes, you are the reason kids are messed up these days. Keep your biased crap to yourself.


With your attitude and narrow minded view point, it is only a matter of time before you lose that gig.


I have absolutely no problem with the devotion some seem to feel for FNC. Just don't claim voter fraud when your favorite candidate for President gets beaten. If you depend only on networks or people who agree with you for information (news), then it will always be shock to learn that the rest of the country does not agree with you. Has it occurred to any of you that young people don't watch any news network.


Hey we are being invaded by Poland! Opps wrong decade & country. A lie is still a lie. Those had family involved or made history themselves know how things quickly get distorted. The last decade can validate my statements for many.