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FOX NEWS CHANNEL — TEN YEARS AT NO. 1

February 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Roger Ailes

On Tuesday, Fox News Channel celebrated the tenth anniversary of the day it overtook CNN to become the most-watched cable news network. It has never looked back. Last year it averaged 1.87 million viewers in primetime versus 689,000 for CNN, according to Nielsen Research. Thus far in 2012, it has averaged 1.9 million viewers versus 841,000 for CNN. On Monday night, the eve of the Florida primary, it even beat NBC’s Rock Center with Brian Williams — 3.42 million viewers to 3.29 million. In a statement on Tuesday, Fox News Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes said, “We are extremely proud of the phenomenal achievement created by the hard work and talent of the Fox News Channel employees and recognize how difficult it is for a cable network to sustain this level of dominance for a decade.”