Cable news channels Fox News and MSNBC were the top two most-watched networks on basic cable for the week spanning June 12 through June 18, according to data provided by Nielsen Media Research.
Fox News has spent 24 consecutive weeks as the top channel in all basic cable, reaching an average of 2.35 million viewers during prime time, and also earning total-day viewership of 1.508 million, calculated as the average of viewers between 6AM and 6PM EST.
Notably, Fox News has also reclaimed the top spot in the key 25-54 demographic, averaging 460,000 viewers in prime time from rival MNSNB, which received 435,000 viewers. CNN had received 348,000 viewers in this demographic.
MSNBC has lately been seeing its highest ratings in the channel’s 21-year history, with 1.942 million viewers during prime time, which landed the network at second place overall in basic cable. The channel’s total-day viewers brings the network in at third place with 1.009 million total viewers, behind Fox and Nickelodeon.
CNN is also up in viewers nearly 50 percent year-over-year, and ranks seventh place in prime time total viewers with 1.028 million. The network ranks fifth in total-day viewers with an average of 831,000.
All three cable news networks are up 33 percent through the first week of June, compared to the same time frame during 2016.