Fox News posted staggering ratings and “steamrolled” the competition this May in all time-slots, prompting many media experts to wonder, “What happened to the rise of MSNBC?”
Forbes Magazine weighed-in on the ratings juggernaut this week, publishing an article titled “Fox News Steamrolls Cable News Competition With Big Win In May Ratings,” saying the news network “won everything.”
“What happened to the rise of MSNBC? After showing historic growth–and a few months in 2017 when Rachel Maddow took the title of most-watched host in all of cable news, beating Fox News Channel’s Sean Hannity–the just-released results of the May ratings period look very familiar: Fox News won—everything,” writes Forbes.
The new ratings data released by Nielsen Media Research showed Fox extending its consecutive run at number one to a monumental 197 months; beating “every other network in basic cable for 23 months straight.”
“Fox News had 10 of the top 15 shows in cable news, with Sean Hannity taking the title of highest-rated host in cable news,” adds the author.
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