Fox News earns top ratings spot with Afghanistan coverage

LOS ANGELES – Fox News Channel, bolstered by viewers’ rapt attention to the U.S.-led evacuation from Afghanistan, was very last week’s most-watched Tv set outlet on broadcast or cable, in accordance to Nielsen company figures out Tuesday.

The channel averaged just below 3 million viewers. Fox Information Channel outpaced the two its cable news competition and the broadcast networks that normally jockey for the best spot.

The channel, which is popular with conservative-leaning viewers, surged following the Taliban’s sudden conquest of Afghanistan this thirty day period and as the Biden administration directed the chaotic elimination of U.S. citizens and Afghans at chance right after the nearly 20-12 months war’s close.

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

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

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

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

ABC’s “World Information Tonight” led the evening information rankings race, with an common of 8 million viewers final week. NBC’s “Nightly News” was 2nd with 6.5 million and the “CBS Night News” had 4.8 million.

For the week of Aug. 16-22, the 20 most-watched applications, their networks and viewerships:

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

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

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

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

5. “Celebrity Spouse and children Feud,” ABC, 4.75 million.

6. “America’s Funniest House Video clips,” ABC, 4.3 million.

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

8. “Tucker Carlson Tonight” (Monday), Fox News 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 News Channel, 3.76 million.

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

14. “Tucker Carlson Tonight” (Wednesday), Fox Information 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 Information Channel, 3.33 million.

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This tale has been corrected to show that CBS adopted Fox Information Channel in ratings, not ABC.

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