Fox News draws more viewers

July 01, 2005|By LOS ANGELES TIMES

Three years after surpassing CNN as the top-rated cable news channel, Fox News continues to enjoy growing viewership.

Fox had an average prime-time audience of 1.5 million people in the second quarter of 2005 - a 9 percent gain over the same period last year. In June, the network posted its best ratings of the year, attracting an average prime-time audience of more than 1.7 million.

CNN dropped 13 percent for the quarter, pulling an average 721,000 viewers in prime time.

CNN Headline News grew, expanding its average prime-time audience for the quarter to 322,000 - a 63 percent increase over the same period last year. It edged out MSNBC, which drew an average 310,000 viewers for the same time period, a drop of 4 percent from 2004.

The Los Angeles Times is a Tribune Publishing newspaper.

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