For the third straight day after September 2000, Fox News placed both CNN and MSNBC third in ratings on Friday.
In the wake of President Donald Trump inciting a rebellious mob to attack the Capitol to prevent Congress from authenticating the election of President-elect Joe Biden, cable news viewers were asked by CNN and MSNBC for live coverage of the riots and results Flocked to
On Wednesday, CNN averaged 5.941 million in total viewers and 2.074 million for the entire day, compared to MSNBC’s 4.543 million viewers and 1.106 million viewers overall and Fox News’ total viewership of 3.464 million and 852,000 demos. . .
The disparity widened on Thursday, with CNN pulling in 3.854 million total viewers, the MSNBC average of 3.321 million, and Fox at 1.935 million for the day. CNN also took the lead in the demo, with MSNBC at 1.193 million and 653,000 in second place and Fox behind 384,000.
Streak continued on Friday as CNN once again came in first place with 3.121 million total viewers, followed by MSNBC with 2.816 million and FNC with 1.702 million. In total daytime demos, CNN attracted 878,000 viewers, compared to MSNBC’s 512,000 and Fox News’s 320,000. Meanwhile, MSNBC experienced its highest rated week with an average of 3.1 million viewers overall.
Fox News, which ended by 2020 as the most watched network in cable news history, has seen ratings drop since the election, resulting in the conservative-leaning channel overhauling its workday lineup on Monday.