Lou Dobbs Tonight Marks 58 Straight Weeks as Number One in Business News
FOX Business Network (FBN) continued its winning streak over CNBC, topping the network in Business Day viewers during the heavily dominated financial news week of September 25th-September 30th, according to Nielsen Media Research. Following the reveal of the proposed framework of the GOP tax plan, FBN’s Business Day coverage saw a 28 percent advantage over rival CNBC with 192,000 total viewers compared to CNBC’s 150,000 for the week.
For the 58th consecutive week, Lou Dobbs Tonight (7PM/ET) was the number one rated news program in business television with 335,000 total viewers, as well as the week’s number one rated business news program in the age 25-54 demo with 40,000 total viewers.
Along with Dobbs, FBN’s Varney & Co (9a-12p/ET), Countdown to the Closing Bell with Liz Claman (3-4p/ET), CAVUTO Coast to Coast (12-2p/ET) were among the four top rated programs for the week. Additionally, Risk & Reward (5-6p/ET) dominated it’s CNBC competition in total viewers for the 21st consecutive week.
***Below is the data according to Nielsen Media Research
Week September 25th-September 30th, 2017
FBN: 192,000 P2+, 21,000 A25-54
CNBC: 150,000 P2+; 25,000 A25-54
Ratings for the top six business programs:
Total Viewers: Lou Dobbs Tonight (335,000), Varney & Co (256,000), Countdown to the Closing Bell with Liz Claman (175,000), CAVUTO Coast to Coast (166,000)