Fox News Tops Cable Ratings


A busy news week put Fox News on top of the cable ratings for the first time since the Boston Marathon bombings.

Deadline writes that for the week of January 27-February 2, Fox News averaged 2.265 million viewers in prime with a 1.8 household rating. 

With the exception of some election coverage weeks, this is only the second time Fox News has come in the top spot since 2005. Typically first-place USA Network was No. 2 among ad-supported cable networks last week with 2.214 million viewers, while ESPN was in the third spot with 2.078 million. History was fourth with 2.022 million and TBS was in fifth place with 1.837 million viewers over the week. 

Last week also marked the best result FNC has seen since it revamped its primetime lineup for the first time in years and added The Kelly File on October 7 last year.