Fox News Channel was the most-watched cable-news channel from April 26 through May 2, topping liberal networks CNN and MSNBC for the 11th straight week among both primetime and total day viewers as CNN’s “New Day” continues to drag down the liberal network despite multiple attempts to salvage the hapless morning show.
Fox News averaged 2.3 million primetime viewers to finish No. 1 in all of basic cable, even topping ESPN’s NFL Draft coverage. ESPN averaged 2.1 million viewers to finish second, while MSNBC averaged 1.6 million to finish third. “Tucker Carlson Tonight” averaged 2.9 million viewers to finish as the most-watched cable news program of the week.