Cable News Prime-Time Viewership

Cable News Median Prime-Time Viewership, in Thousands

Year CNN MSNBC Fox News HLN
2003 832 287 1345
2004 815 341 1474
2005 725 336 1600 307
2006 710 361 1376 302
2007 736 489 1406 353
2008 1052 767 1793 434
2009 891 786 2134 525
2010 564 747 1909 434
2011 655 773 1856 386
2012 626 818 1853 322
2013 543 620 1748 351

Source: Nielsen Media Research, used under license
Note: HLN viewership is shown starting in 2005, the year its programming was reconfigured to reflect the formula of other cable news channels.