Donald Trump Leads Media to Record Ratings

Donald Trump Leads Media to Record Ratings

Donald Trump Leads Media to Record Ratings


US President Elect Donald Trump’s candidacy gave Fox News, CNN and MSNBC their best ratings year ever, with each outlet posting record-breaking numbers

Fox News (NASDAQ:FoX) topped its cable rivals in Y 2016, finishing as the most-watched basic cable network in both primetime and total day for the 1st time in its 20-year history, the outlet reported. In primetime, Fox News averaged 2.4-M viewers in Y 2016, 5th-most-watched primetime network.

CNN also had a boon in ratings; in primetime, the cable news network placed 8th with an average of 1.3-M viewers, its highest ranking since Y 1995.

MSNBC finished behind both CNN and Fox, but still had a growth spurt, Y 2016 was its most-watched year.

“Trump deserves all the credit for this banner year in cable news. Period,” a media columnist at the W-P said Thursday. “Any cable news executive who insists otherwise risks eternal embarrassment.”

Donald Trump took frequent aim at the “dishonest” media, but as NY-T’s media columnist Jim Rutenberg wrote, “As Mr. Trump tries to burn the media village down, he may just be saving it.”

Stay tuned…

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