Fox News Dominates Left-Wing CNN, MSNBC for 13th Consecutive Year

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Another year, another blow-out. For the 13th consecutive year Fox News didn’t just beat its left-wing counterparts at CNN and MSNBC, Fox News actually grew its primetime news demo (viewers aged 25-54) by 3%. Meanwhile, CNN lost 1% of that demo while MSNBC lost a whopping 17%.

CNN also had its worst ever year in a handful of ratings categories. MSNBC is in such bad shape the network lost to a CNN in freefall.

In total day, Fox News did dip 4% in total and demo viewers, but per Deadline, in all of cable television, Fox News finished 4th “behind only ESPN, USA and TNT. … CNN and MSNBC are way back in the 20s and 30s.”

As you’ll see in the numbers below, over the course of the year, in total viewers, Fox News beat MSNBC and CNN combined. It also handily won the 25-54 demo.

2014 total day viewers — total and news demo viewers, respectively:

Fox News: 1,052,000 – 214,000

CNN: 399,000 – 126,000

MSNBC: 347,000 – 108,000

HLN: 257,000 – 105,000

2014 primetime viewers — total and news demo viewers, respectively:

Fox News: 1,756,000 – 301,000

CNN: 516,000 – 181,000

MSNBC: 590,000 – 169,000

HLN: 334,000 – 117,000



John Nolte on Twitter @NolteNC