‘Lou Dobbs Tonight’ Marks 72 Consecutive Weeks as Number One in Business News
FOX Business Network (FBN) continued its dominance over CNBC, besting the network in Business Day viewers during the week of January 8th – January 12th, according to Nielsen Media Research. As markets hit new record highs, FBN’s Business Day coverage saw a 25 percent advantage over rival CNBC with 252,000 total viewers compared to CNBC’s 201,000.
Marking 73 consecutive weeks as the leader in business news, Lou Dobbs Tonight (7-8p/ET) once again delivered the number one rated news program in business television with 374,000 total viewers, as well as the week’s number one rated business program in the 25-54 demo with 50,000 total viewers.
Along with Dobbs, FBN’s Varney & Co (9a-12p/ET), Countdown to the Closing Bell with Liz Claman (3p/ET), CAVUTO Coast to Coast (12-2p/ET), and The Intelligence Report with Trish Regan (2p/ET) were among the top six rated programs last week. Additionally, Risk & Reward (5p/ET) dominated its CNBC competition in total viewers for the 36th consecutive week with 205,000 viewers, while Varney & Co scored its 34th consecutive weekly win with 301,000 viewers.
***Below is the data according to Nielsen Media Research
Week January 8th – January 12th, 2017
FBN: 252,000 P2+, 28,000 A25-54
CNBC: 201,000 P2+; 35,000 A25-54
Ratings for the top six business programs:
Total Viewers: Lou Dobbs Tonight (374,000), Varney & Co (301,000), Countdown to the Closing Bell with Liz Claman (238,000), Squawk on the Street (230,000), CAVUTO Coast to Coast (228,000), The Intelligence Report with Trish Regan (213,000)