Fox News earns top ratings spot with Afghanistan coverage

LOS ANGELES – Fox Information Channel, bolstered by viewers’ rapt focus to the U.S.-led evacuation from Afghanistan, was final week’s most-viewed Tv set outlet on broadcast or cable, according to Nielsen firm figures out Tuesday.

The channel averaged just below 3 million viewers. Fox News Channel outpaced equally its cable news levels of competition and the broadcast networks that typically jockey for the prime place.

The channel, which is well-known with conservative-leaning viewers, surged adhering to the Taliban’s unexpected conquest of Afghanistan this month and as the Biden administration directed the chaotic removal of U.S. citizens and Afghans at chance immediately after the practically 20-calendar year war’s conclude.

The very last time the channel claimed the No. 1 place was in September 2020, when “Fox Information Sunday” anchor Chris Wallace moderated the debate amongst then-President Donald Trump and his in the long run thriving challenger Joe Biden.

MSNBC, which tends to entice liberal-leaning viewers, saw a slight rankings dip from the previous week, averaging just underneath 1.2 million viewers in comparison to 1.29 million. CNN rose 20.6%, averaging 943,00 viewers vs. the prior week’s 782,000.


Fox Information Channel, which averaged 2.94 million viewers, was followed by broadcaster CBS with 2.57 million. NBC experienced 2.53 million, ABC had 2.39 million, Fox experienced 1.38 million, Univision had 1.28 million, Ion Television had 1.12 million and Telemundo had 1.04 million.

Other major cable performers involved HGTV with 1.11 million and TLC with 1.04 million.

ABC’s “World News Tonight” led the night information scores race, with an typical of 8 million viewers past 7 days. NBC’s “Nightly News” was 2nd with 6.5 million and the “CBS Night News” experienced 4.8 million.

For the 7 days of Aug. 16-22, the 20 most-watched plans, their networks and viewerships:

1. “America’s Received Talent” (Tuesday), NBC, 6.9 million.

2. “60 Minutes Provides,” CBS, 5.98 million.

3. “America’s Obtained Talent” (Wednesday), NBC, 5.74 million.

4. “Hannity” (Tuesday), Fox News Channel, 4.82 million.

5. “Celebrity Family Feud,” ABC, 4.75 million.

6. “America’s Funniest Home Films,” ABC, 4.3 million.


7. “Big Brother” (Thursday), CBS, 4.05 million.

8. “Tucker Carlson Tonight” (Monday), Fox Information Channel, 4.04 million.

9. “Big Brother” (Sunday), CBS, 3.9 million.

10. “The Chase,” ABC, 3.86 million.

11. “Big Brother” (Wednesday), CBS, 3.8 million.

12. “Tucker Carlson Tonight” (Tuesday), Fox Information Channel, 3.76 million.

13. “Hannity” (Wednesday), Fox News Channel, 3.74 million.

14. “Tucker Carlson Tonight” (Wednesday), Fox News Channel, 3.63 million.

15. “Hannity” (Monday), Fox Information Channel, 3.55 million.

16. “American Ninja Warrior,” NBC, 3.54 million.

17. “The $100,000 Pyramid,” ABC, 3.53 million.

18. “NCIS,” CBS, 3.47 million.

19. “Tucker Carlson Tonight” (Thursday), Fox Information Channel, 3.45 million.

20. “Tucker Carlson Tonight” (Friday), Fox News Channel, 3.33 million.


This tale has been corrected to exhibit that CBS followed Fox News Channel in rankings, not ABC.

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