| May 23, 2017 @ 11:10 AM
Fox News Channel finished the week of May 15-21 as the most-watched basic cable channel among total day viewers despite a strong push from rival MSNBC.
On Monday, TheWrap reported that MSNBC beat both Fox News and CNN in weekday primetime among both total viewers and the key news demo for the first time ever last week. While this is still accurate, Fox News has now won the total viewer crown for 20 consecutive weeks.
MSNBC’s historic week only included data from weekdays and programs that aired from 8-11 p.m., but when factoring in the entire week and all-day viewership, Fox News averaged 1.4 million viewers compared to 1 million for MSNBC. Nickelodeon actually finished in between the cable news channels, averaging 1.1 million viewers to rank No. 2 in the category. CNN and TNT joined FNC, Nickelodeon and MSNBC among the top five.
For the month of May, Fox News continues to lead MSNBC and CNN in al categories. From May 1-21, Fox News averaged 2.2 million primetime viewers and 443,000 in the key news demo of adults age 25-54, while the surging MSNBC averaged 1.7 million total and 420,000 in the demo ….
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