The White House might hate the Fox News Channel, but Americans made the object of liberal disaffection the number one primetime cable network last week.
In fact, for the first time since the 2008 elections, FNC actually beat the popular entertainment channel USA.
As reported by TVBytheNumbers.com moments ago:
More Haiti earthquake coverage, and the special election in Massachusetts boosted Fox News into the top position for average primetime cable viewership, finishing ahead of the typical “non-sports” leader USA. Fox News also topped USA in the total day average viewership, but both finished behind the top trio of kids networks. CNN fell back from its position last week, moving down to #23 in primetime viewership, while MSNBC was #27 and Headline News was #38 for the week.
According to TVNewser, this was the first time FNC achieved this feat since the week of the 2008 elections.
For those interested, here are the complete rankings:
Prime-time Average Viewers (Live+SD) Week of January 18-25, 2010
Network (000s)Can't you just hear the carping and whining in newsrooms from coast to coast?