(PatriotWise.com)- In the final week of April, the Fox News channel was the most-watched basic cable channel both in total day and primetime viewers.
From April 25 to May 1, Fox averaged 1.5 million viewers, finishing number 1 in all basic cable. Coming in a distant second was TNT, which averaged 732,000 viewers a day.
In primetime, Fox blasted past the competition, averaging 2.3 million viewers a night. TNT, which was carrying the NBA playoff games, came in second with 2.2 million viewers during primetime.
Among the three cable news outlets, Fox cleaned up, with 91 of the top 100 cable news shows in the final week of April, a 24 percent increase over the same week last year. Both MSNBC and CNN, meanwhile, lost viewers compared to the same period last year.
The most popular show on cable news in the final week of April was “The Five” which averaged 3.4 million viewers a day, with “Tucker Carlson Tonight” coming in second. Meanwhile, “Tucker Carlson Tonight” was the top show among the coveted 25-54 demographic, averaging 554,000 views, with “The Five” coming in second in the 25-54 demo.
Third place in total viewers went to “Jesse Watters Primetime,” while third place in the 25-54 demographic went to “Hannity.”
The morning show “Fox & Friends” topped the cable news morning shows for the 58th straight week at the end of April, averaging 1.4 million viewers. CNN’s “New Day” landed in third place with a pathetic 411,000 viewers.
The most-watched Saturday show on April 30 was “Unfiltered with Dan Bongino,” which averaged 1.5 million viewers. Both “One Nation with Brian Kilmeade” and “Lawrence Jones Cross Country” averaged $1.4 million viewers each.
Fox’s “MediaBuzz” crushed CNN’s “Reliable Sources with Brian Stelter” on Sunday, May 1. “MediaBuzz” averaged 1.4 million viewers while Stelter was only able to cobble together 671,000, making it the lowest-rated episode for “Reliable Sources” this year.
The most-watched Sunday show on cable news was Maria Bartiromo’s “Sunday Morning Futures” which averaged 1.8 million viewers.