NBCUniversal announced that MSNBC's network had reached the # 1 cable news network's No. 1 rating for 18 years last week.
The network had a total of 1.56 million viewers between 6:00 am and 2:00 pm the week of December 17-21, ahead of $ 1.54 million and CNN 975,000.
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It was the first time in three presidencies that MSNBC led Fox on this metric. The last week that MSNBC struck Fox was November 6th. 2000, when former President George W. Bush was elected for the first time.
MSNBC also hit Fox in the crucial 25- to 54-year-old newspaper last week – for the first time since October 8, 2001, the network said, citing Nielsen data. The cable network often portrayed by media observers The Liberal counterpart to the conservative Fox finished its main rivals ahead of its two main rivals for the fourth consecutive week.
And it boasted an average of 3.21 million viewers last week with the most watched program in the cable news "The Rachel Maddow Show".