With a Happy New Year

With wishes for a Happy New Year to our family of readers we forward the year end ratings. Below you will find:
1. The daily ratings from Christmas Day through Thursday.
2. The ratings for the week of December 18.
3. The top rankings for 2017 (Day and Primetime) vs. 2016.
4. The Business News ratings for 2017.

Total Viewers MONDAY. – Christmas Day. 

  • Total day: FNC: 982 | CNN: 516 | MSNBC: 391 | HLN: 288
  • Primetime: FNC: 689 | CNN: 546 | MSNBC: 442 | HLN: 420
4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p:
FNC Cavuto:
811
Five:
967
Baier:
1123
Spcl.:
908
H.Levin:
762
H.Levin:
695
H.Levin:
608
Baier:
641
CNN JesusSpcl:
470
JesusSpcl:
503
JesusSpcl:
422
JesusSpcl:
445
JesusSpcl:
526
JesusSpcl:
608
JesusSpcl:
489
JesusSpcl:
450
MSNBC Wlms:
290
Maddow:
304
Hayes:
301
Wallace:
359
O’Donnell:
446
MTPDaily:
466
O’Donnell:
411
Mthws:
357
HLN Files:
238
Files:
215
Files:
200
Files:
268
Files:
385
Files:
413
Files:
462
Files:
403

TUESDAY. Fox beats MSNBC and CNN combined – Day and Night.

  • Total day: FNC: 1.512 | CNN: 575 | MSNBC: 911 | HLN: 227
  • Primetime: FNC: 2.014 | CNN: 594 | MSNBC: 1.446 | HLN: 353
4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p:
FNC Cavuto:
1.323
Five:
1.966
Baier:
1.986
MacCallum:
1.715
Carlson:
2.288
Hannity:
2.208
Ingraham:
1.542
Bream:
1.103
CNN Tapper:
718
Blitzer:
764
Blitzer:
608
Burnett:
589
Cooper:
667
Spcl.:
549
Lemon:
563
Cooper:
461
MSNBC Live:
757
MTPDaily:
864
Melber:
1.043
Matthews:
1.261
Hayes:
1.348
Maddow:
1.704
O’Donnell:
1.281
Wlms:
1.016
HLN Michaela:
68
S.E.Cupp:
60
Banfield:
105
Banfield:
134
Files:
279
Files:
387
Files:
396
Files:
427

Total Viewers WEDNESDAY. Another Fox sweep of all slots 4-11.

  • Total day: FNC: 1.465 | CNN: 624 | MSNBC: 992 | HLN: 214
  • Primetime: FNC: 1.905 | CNN: 731 | MSNBC: 1.642 | HLN: 269
4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p:
FNC Cavuto:
1.257
Five:
1.894
Baier:
2.070
MacCallum:
1.562
Carlson:
2.118
Hannity:
2.059
Ingraham:
1.535
Bream:
1.151
CNN Tapper:
718
Blitzer:
783
Blitzer:
629
Burnett:
639
Cooper:
756
Spcl.:
732
Lemon:
703
Cooper:
453
MSNBC Live:
841
MTPDaily:
968
Melber:
1.163
Matthews:
1.357
Hayes:
1.542
Maddow:
1.853
O’Donnell:
1.523
Wlms:
1.140
HLN Michaela:
67
S.E.Cupp:
54
Banfield:
108
Banfield:
108
Files:
223
Files:
247
Files:
339
Files:
480

Thursday. Fox wins day and night. Fox wins 4-8. MSNBC 9-11.

  • Total day: FNC: 1.510 | CNN: 626 | MSNBC: 981 | HLN: 217
  • Primetime: FNC: 1.918 | CNN: 637 | MSNBC: 1.748 | HLN: 276
4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p:
FNC Cavuto:
1.264
Five:
1.891
Baier:
1.877
MacCallum:
1.670
Carlson:
2.147
Hannity:
1.958
Ingraham:
1.649
Bream:
1.166
CNN Tapper:
751
Blitzer:
748
Blitzer:
678
Burnett:
661
Cooper:
774
Special:
545
Lemon:
591
Cooper:
473
MSNBC Live:
733
MTPDaily:
871
Melber:
993
Matthews:
1.300
Hayes:
1.479
Maddow:
2.005
O’Donnell:
1.748
Wlms:
1.232
HLN Michaela:
84
S.E.Cupp:
70
Banfield:
95
Banfield:
171
Files:
190
Files:
265
Files:
372
Files:
416

The Top 5 basic cable networks for the week of December 18.

Prime Time:

  1. ESPN (2,997,000)
  2. Fox News (2,703,000)
  3. Hallmark (2,223,000)
  4. MSNBC (2,071,000)
  5. USA (1,470,000)

Total Day:

  1. Fox News (1,702,000)
  2. Hallmark Channel (1,082,000)
  3. MSNBC (1,044,000)
  4. Nickelodeon (1,015,000)
  5. ESPN (959,000)
2017 BASIC CABLE TOP 10Prime Time  (Total Viewers) / vs. 2016

  1. Fox News (2,421,000) / Flat
  2. ESPN (1,951,000) / +1 percent
  3. MSNBC (1,631,000) +51 percent
  4. USA (1,412,000) / -5 percent
  5. HGTV (1,403,000) / -5 percent
  6. TBS (1,398,000) / – 7 percent
  7. TNT (1,170,000) / -15 percent
  8. History (1,126,000) / -4 percent
  9. Discovery (1,102,000) / -7 percent
  10. Hallmark Channel (1,089,000) / +7 percent

Total Day  (Total Viewers) / vs. 2016

  1. Fox News (1,500,000) / +7 percent
  2. Nickelodeon (1,118,000) / -7 percent
  3. MSNBC (889,000) / +47 percent
  4. HGTV (802,000) / -6 percent
  5. CNN (779,000) / +3 percent
  6. ESPN(779,000) / -4 percent
  7. Investigation Discovery (742,000) / +8 percent
  8. USA (698,000) / -13 percent
  9. Cartoon Network (671,000) / -19 percent
  10. TNT (636,000) / -19 percent

2017 Business TV Ratings: FBN Is No. 1 in Business Day

By A.J. Katz 

Fox Business and CNBC engaged in an intense battle for TV business news ratings supremacy in 2017.

It was FBN that finished 2017 with its first yearly win over CNBC in Business Day viewers, per Nielsen live+same-day data.

Business Day is defined as Monday – Friday, 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. ET.

FBN saw double digit total viewer growth from 2016 across Business Day, + 28 percent in total viewers (197,000) and +14 percent in the A25-54 demo (25,000), and all of FBN’s programs recorded their most-watched year to date, delivering five of the six most-watched business shows in the process.

The most-watched programs on business TV this year included the Maria Bartiromo-hosted Mornings with Maria, Varney & Co, Cavuto Coast to Coast, Countdown to the Closing Bell with Liz Claman, and The Intelligence Report with Trish Regan.

Lou Dobbs led the charge for Fox Business. His program, Lou Dobbs Tonight was the year’s most-watched program across all of business television, averaging 345,000 total viewers (+28 percent from 2016) and 41,000 in the key A25-54 demo.

“From the Dow all-time highs to the SNAP IPO, FBN comes out on top when major business news breaks, proving that we have become not only the most watched, but the most trusted source for business news,” says Fox Business president Brian Jones.

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