Fox News Channel easily wins first quarter; ‘The O’Reilly Factor’ top cable news rankings

Fox News Channel scored another dominating victory during the first quarter of 2010.

Fox News was tops in prime time and tops during the day. And the channel was No. 1 both in total viewers and in the 25-to-54 age group most important to news advertisers.

Fox News increased its audience while the competition was down from the same time a year ago.

In prime time, Fox News averaged 2.3 million total viewers to MSNBC’s 805,000, CNN’s 690,000, HLN’s 496,000 and CNBC’s 337,000. Fox was up 3 percent while CNN was down 39 percent.

Fox News had the 13 most-watched programs for the quarter. The top five were “The O’Reilly Factor” (3.6 million), “Glenn Beck” (2.8 million), “Hannity” (2.6 million), “Special Report With Bret Baier” (2.4 million) and “On the Record With Greta Van Susteren” (2.12 million). “The Fox Report With Shepard Smith” almost tied Van Susteren with 2.10 million.

via Fox News Channel easily wins first quarter; ‘The O’Reilly Factor’ atop cable news rankings – The TV Guy – Orlando Sentinel.

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