Fox Business Network beat CNBC in business day among total viewers over an entire week for the first time ever from Sept 12-16.
The network averaged 181,000 total viewers compared to 171,000 for CNBC, giving Fox Biz it’s highest-rated business day (9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. ET) for a week ever.
The network received a lift recently from the return of Neil Cavuto, who missed three months while recovering from open heart surgery. Since Cavuto’s return, his show, “Coast to Coast,” has beaten CNBC’s “Fast Money Halftime Report” and “Power Lunch” at noon and 2 p.m. with 196,000 total viewers compared to 173,000 for CNBC. This is the first time that Cavuto has beaten CNBC in both hours and the highest rated week ever for Cavuto in total viewers.
In addition, “Varney & Co” and “Lou Dobbs Tonight” both beat their CNBC competition. Varney had his highest-rated week ever in total viewers and beat CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street/Squawk Alley“ with 222,000 total viewers compared to 176,000. This is the ninth straight weekly win for Varney.
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