March 12, 2007

Cable News Monthly Revenue per Subscriber

CNN Fox MSNBC
1998 33 13 11
1999 34 15 11
2000 35 20 12
2001 36 17 12
2002 37 17 13
2003 41 19 13
2004 43 22 14
2005 44 24 14
2006 (est.) 44 27 15

CNN, for long the financial powerhouse of cable news, is losing its edge. 2006 maybe its last year of revenue domination, as Fox News renewed its original 10-year contracts and managed to triple it subscriber fees for 2007 onwards.