Things were back to normal by the time Fox News was airing “The Five” at 5 p.m. Eastern. That show had 3.2 million, while CNN and MSNBC combined reached 3.85 million.
A day earlier, Fox’s daytime viewership ranged between 2 million and 2.4 million, while CNN and MSNBC were in the 1.2 to 1.6 million range, Nielsen said. CNN’s “Reliable Sources” first reported the funeral ratings.
During prime time last week, CBS led broadcasters with an average of 3.2 million viewers. NBC had 2.8 million viewers, ABC had 2.3 million, Fox had 1.6 million, Univision had 1.5 million, ION Television had 1.2 million and Telemundo had 910,000.
Fox News Channel led the cable networks, averaging 3.07 million viewers in prime time. MSNBC had 1.88 million, CNN had 1.36 million, HGTV had 1.33 million and TLC had 1.25 million.
ABC’s “World News Tonight” led the evening newscasts with an average of 8.6 million viewers. NBC’s “Nightly News” had 7.4 million and the “CBS Evening News” had 5.3 million.
For the week of July 27 to Aug.2, the top 20 programs, their networks and viewerships: