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Most of the 40 Most-Watched Programs on Cable Last Week Were Political Shows, Reports AP

by | Mar 21, 2018

Nielsen reports that 26 of the 40 most-watched programs on cable television the week of March 11 were political shows on Fox News or MSNBC, including each weeknight telecast by Rachel Maddow, Sean Hannity and Lawrence O’Donnell, according to an Associated Press report.

The AP story added, in part, that “seven were telecasts of games from opening week of the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament and four were professional wrestling. Only three scripted programs — AMC’s “The Walking Dead,” an HGTV episode of “Fixer Upper” and a Hallmark movie — made the list.”

In addition, “Maddow’s Tuesday evening telecast on MSNBC, with 3.42 million viewers, was the most-watched news program on cable last week, Nielsen said. Hannity was in second and third place. Sixteen of the 26 political programs were on Fox, with the other 10 on MSNBC. Fox, which averaged 2.31 million viewers in primetime last week, was the most-watched cable network while MSNBC was second with 1.98 million, Nielsen said.

“CNN, which averaged 1.11 million viewers in primetime last week, has been losing ground to its rivals recently as viewers settle into political camps. That may be behind its decision last week to shuffle its lineup, adding a prime-time show with Chris Cuomo as host.

“CBS was the most-watched broadcast network last week, averaging 7 million viewers. NBC had 5.6 million, ABC had 4.7 million, Fox had 2.6 million, Univision had 1.6 million, Ion Television had 1.5 million, Telemundo had 1.1 million and the CW had 1 million.

“ABC’s “World News Tonight” topped the evening newscasts with an average of 8.8 million. NBC’s “Nightly News” had 7.9 million and the “CBS Evening News” had 6.7 million.”

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