Fox News had higher ratings during the month of April than CNN or MSNBC.
From Daily Caller:
Much of this month’s coverage was focused on special counsel Robert Mueller’s report, which concluded that the Trump campaign did not collude with Russia in the 2016 presidential election.
Last month, Fox News continued its total day dominance (6 a.m. – 6 p.m.) getting 1,351,000 total viewers, marking the 34th consecutive month that they’ve beaten the other two cable news networks, according to Nielsen Media Research. They finished with 243,000 viewers in the key 25–54 age demographic.
Comparatively, MSNBC averaged slightly under a million viewers during the same time period, while CNN managed to have an audience just about half-a-million viewers. Both networks managed to finish with the same number of viewers in the key demo, 141,000
Fox News’ dominance was not only during the day as they won for primetime programming as well.
Their primetime programming featuring Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham averaged 2,395,000 total viewers for the month. Comparatively, MSNBC had 1,660,000 total viewers. Their most-watched news anchor is Rachel Maddow, who experienced a ratings dip following Mueller determining that collusion did not occur.