Just in time to celebrate last week’s ratings results that since its 1996 debut, FOX News Channel was the most watched network on weekday primetime basic cable during the third quarter of 2014, the network today celebrates 18 years on air. During the same quarter, the network was also third in total day viewers among all cable networks.
Its 18th “birthday” comes one year into its current primetime lineup, which includes “On the Record with Greta Van Susteren” (7pm), “The O’Reilly Factor” (8pm), “The Kelly File” (9pm) and “Hannity” (10pm). According to Nielsen Media Research, during primetime for the past year, FNC ranked in the top 5 highest-rated networks in all of cable 96% of the time.
The network offered a flashback this morning to where it was 18 years ago today. Ohh how things have changed.