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The result: Their readers are misled about the actual ratings race. Fox News is the highest-rated of all. It's been known for a long time that Donald Trump is a fan of Fox News. But Fox News isn't always on board the Trump Train. Here are 17 times Fox News gave Trump the business. Megyn Kelly calls Trump out on women Trump famously feuded former anchor Kelly after she asked him a tough question at a Republican primary debate about derogatory statements he's made about women.

Trump took it personally, judging by his response on Twitter and in interviews. He later famously said Kelly must have had "blood coming out of her wherever" regarding the question. Watch the debate question here.

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When he called her out for not using the IBT poll when he was leading the Republican primary field, Kelly rebuked him with a tweet showing she did use the poll. O'Reilly told Trump, "You shouldn't tweet. Chris Wallace bucks Trump calling media "enemy of the public" After his press conference in JanuaryTrump continued his attack on media he doesn't like on Twitter.

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Smith calls Trump out on terrorism lie Smith isn't a fan of Trump's false assertions. When Trump said the media "doesn't want to report" terrorist attacksSmith took him to task.

Wallace says the media is too easy on Trump In an interview with TheWrapWallace said he thinks Sunday political shows in particular should be tougher on Trump. Smith backs CNN and rebukes Trump's 'fake news' assertion Trump's favorite insult against media he doesn't like is to call it "fake news. Watch it here. Neil Cavuto tells Trump he's the problem, not mainstream media Responding to Trump's tweet claiming the mainstream media wants him off social media, Cavuto called out Trump for losing track of his own agenda.

President, it is not the fake news media that's your problem, it's you," Cavuto said. He took the Trump administration to task for its many lies about meetings with Russia, including Jared Kushner failing to report the meeting on his security clearance forms.

Following the Unite the Right rally in which a counter-protester was murdered, Trump blamed "both sides" for the violence. Williams took Trump to task for not standing up to white nationalists and white supremacists who support him, calling his initial remarks about the rally "cowardly and dangerous. Neil Cavuto took Trump to task more than once after his Helsinki press conference with Putin.

Already a member? Eboni K. Williams slams Trump's remarks about Charlottesville Following the Unite the Right rally in which a counter-protester was murdered, Trump blamed "both sides" for the violence. Brian Kilmeade calls Trump tweet "ridiculous" blaming U. Cavuto blasts Trump's performance in Helsinki: "disgusting" Neil Cavuto took Trump to task more than once after his Helsinki press conference with Putin. View In Gallery.

Show Comments. The news you need now, more than ever.It is very clear what is happening here. Fox News is enjoying a sustained post-election ratings bounce, soundly beating its primary cable news competition. This article was based on a 6 December report published by The Hillwhich correctly stated that Fox News was averaging an audience of 2.

Although Truthfeed credited some form of Trump boycott for this ratings dip, the truth is that the decline in viewership was largely expected. The cable news networks, for example, have posted double — and in some cases triple-digit — gains in viewers this year compared to The end of this legendarily nasty and newsy election cycle is unlikely to cheer anyone who writes headlines for a living.

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April ranks as CNN's lowest-rated month among total viewers in nearly four years, since October CNN's Cuomo Primetimewhich has been the network's highest-rated hour, drew a total audience ofviewers in April, the show's worst-ever performance. Among viewersthe demographic most coveted by national advertisers, the falloff for CNN was even more stark: down 41 percent. Among prime time cable news shows, Fox News' Hannity led with a total audience of 3.

None of CNN's prime time hours finished among the top five shows overall. CNN's top-rated hour, Cuomo Primetimefinished in 26th place. For Fox, the ratings data released Tuesday by Nielsen put the network into a staggering unbeaten streak as the most-watched cable news network in prime time and total day, at consecutive months. He's reported for Australia's top-rated network morning show.

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This is a BETA experience. Edit Story. Apr 30,pm EDT. Michael A. Today In: Media. Mark Joyella. Read Less. All Rights Reserved.By Joe Otterson. The viewership spike for cable news shows no signs of slowing down. In total day, Fox News led with 1.

In Monday-Sunday primetime 8 p. The resilience was notable given that Fox News lost its longtime 8 p. At 10 p. The NBCUniversal cabler was second in primetime in both measures with 1. CNN was third with 1. This is the latest in a long string of ratings wins for the Big Three cable news networks in the early days of the Trump administration. The second quarter trends continue the momentum the news cablers enjoyed in the first quarter — surprising observers given the expectation of a post-presidential election decline in viewership.

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Fox News was the top-rated basic cable network among total viewers for a fourth year in a row, with an average of 2. In second place was a news network on the other side of the deepening partisan fault line, MSNBC, with 1. CNN notched an average of 1 million. Fox News also reported its highest-rated primetime in history with an average of 2. Hannity was the top-rated program in cable news for a third year in a row with 3.

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Morning Joea frequent President Donald Trump target, averaged 1. CNN also highlighted some of the ratings highs of its original series, including its most watched, The Movies.

Fox News 2. Compare that to double-digit viewership drops for most of the major entertainment cable networks.

Cable News Ratings: MSNBC, CNN, Fox News Post Double-Digit Growth in Q2

General entertainment networks relying heavily on scripted programming as well as nets targeting kids were hardest hit despite getting delayed viewing bumps. USA, which was the most watched cable network for almost a decade, slipped another spot from No. In adultsit remained No. Disney Channel, a former No. There was a ratings retreat among networks catering to female black viewers — one of the most dependable basic cable demographics for a long time — with OWN, BET and TV One all posting double-digit declines.

Wholly owned by Inspiration Ministries, the network airs mostly rerun Western programming. Looking ahead tothere is little for entertainment basic networks to hope for as the downward trend in linear ratings is expected to continue, with many nets relying on streaming to offset declines. Meanwhile, will be another potentially banner year for the cable news networks. Traditionally, that has meant an uptick in news network viewership.

That may be even more true n what is expected to be a close election featuring incumbent Trump, whose campaign and presidency have proven to be a potent ratings draw. Subscribe to Deadline Breaking News Alerts and keep your inbox happy. All Rights reserved.By Michael Schneider. Variety Editor at Large. The streaming services, of course, rely greatly on current and library programs that first aired on linear TV. The traditional networks that are heavily invested in live sports and news, two types of programming not easily replicated on a streaming platform, are holding steady.

As draws to a close, most of the linear networks devoted to younger audiences continue to face double-digit year-over-year declines. Variety has obtained a ranker of how the linear broadcast, cable and pay TV networks performed in Here are some of the notable highs and lows of Rupert Murdoch slimmed down his company this year, and the remaining portions of his stand-alone Fox Corp.

Much has been written about the decline of the broadcast networks — but the erosion of basic cable channels has accelerated. But the five-year collapse of these networks in primetime is nonetheless stunning. Disney Channel, for example, went from being a top 10 network inwith 2 million viewers, to justviewers this year. Adult Swim, a young-skewing powerhouse during the first half of this decade, saw its primetime average go from 1.

Freeform, when it was ABC Family, averaged 1. And MTV, despite a bit of a rebound, is still down, fromtoAmong adultsthe viewership is too small for Nielsen to even measure. Home TV News. Dec 26, am PT.

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