Fox News loses top ratings spot to MSNBC for first time in over two years

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Fox News loses top ratings spot to MSNBC for first time in over two years

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Fox News lost its rating as the No. 1 prime-time slot among cable news networks to MSNBC last week.

Nielson released its ratings Tuesday to reveal that MSNBC garnered an average of 1.489 million viewers in the week beginning June 5, which was a 53.5% increase from the week before. The Last Word With Lawrence O’Donnell averaged 2.608 million viewers that Thursday evening when former President Donald Trump announced on social media that he had been indicted.

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Meanwhile, Fox News had an average of 1.484 million viewers, which was 10.9% more than its 1.338 million average the previous week, landing it in the No. 2 spot for the first time in 120 weeks. Its broadcasts of Hannity, the Thursday editions of The Ingraham Angle, and Fox News Tonight hosted by Harris Faulkner were within the top 20 most popular prime-time political talk shows.

CNN also saw an increase of 32.5%, which launched it seven spots higher than the previous week and landed it in seventh place. This comes as the network recently fired its CEO Chris Licht and has yet to replace him.

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All viewership for MSNBC, Fox News, and CNN increased by a combined 29.5%.

Trump has appeared on town halls on Fox News and CNN as a Republican candidate for the presidential nominee. Fox News will next host Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC).

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