Fox News extends streak, sets cable news records in 2020

Posted on AllSides January 4th, 2021
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Ratings for Rupert Murdoch’s Fox News Channel topped all news and basic cable channels for a fifth straight year in 2020, according to Nielsen data released on Tuesday.

The network averaged 1.9 million viewers per day and 3.6 million in primetime - record levels for cable news channels - during a news-heavy year marked by the coronavirus pandemic, protests for racial justice and a contentious U.S. presidential election.

While Fox was ahead in key metrics when looking at the year as a whole, AT&T Inc’s CNN beat Fox in total...

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