While it has been the summer of suck for CNBC, Fox News has been pulling in viewers during the warmer weather.
A busy summer of news has been good to FNC. In August, Fox News was No. 3 spot among all cable networks, in primetime total viewers, behind only ESPN and USA.
FNC also continued to thump its cable news competitors in the ratings.
While FNC handily beating its news competition, it was also a good month for CNN.
CNN showed the bigger August-to-August percent gains, owing to its smaller base.
Compared to August of ’13 – CNN jumped more than 40% in total viewers (503,000) and the demo (154,000) for total day, and 60% in primetime demo (214,000) with a 39% hike in overall crowd (629,000). FNC grew 27% in prime demo (320,000), 15% in prime total viewers (1.782 million); the network grew 17% in total day demo viewers (224,000) and 9% in total day overall audience (1.056 million).