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U.S. cable news: number of primetime viewers 2017-2019

In 2019, the leading cable news network in the United States was Fox News. The network had an average of 390 thousand primetime viewers in the primetime demo (adults aged 25 to 54 years old) in that year, once again outperforming MSNBC and CNN by a huge margin.

Leading cable news networks among adults aged 25 to 54 in the United States from 2017 to 2019, by number of primetime viewers

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Release date

January 2020


United States

Survey time period

2017 to 2019

Age group

25 to 54 years

Supplementary notes

Data prior to 2019 comes from previous reports.

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