Fox News is the top cable news channel for the 159th month. That means rivals have not topped the network for over 13 years. Fox News ranks fourth on the list of all cable offerings, only eclipsed by ESPN, followed by TBS and USA. As an aside, Fox News averages 1.7 million viewers in prime time, compared to 535,000 for CNN and 536,000 for MSNBC, according to new Nielsen numbers.
But we must fair here. CNN is actually enjoying a larger audience, up 11 percent in prime time and 22 percent in daytime over the last year.