by Phillip Stucky
MSNBC trailed its usual challengers in the latest ratings released Tuesday, but fell even further on the list, earning a spot behind the Hallmark Channel for primetime viewership, according to Politico.
Fox News Channel ranked number one, followed by CNN for cable TV channels. MSNBC fell to fourth place in Tuesday’s rankings, behind Nickelodeon. In overall primetime rankings, MSNBC took fifth place behind ESPN and the Hallmark Channel, according to Politico.
The Hallmark Channel is perhaps best known for its self-produced B-movies and Christmas specials like, “A Bride for Christmas,” and “A Boyfriend for Christmas.”
CNN led Fox News with voters under the age of 54, although Fox trailed closely behind. Politico also reported that ratings overall are down from where they were a year ago, but noted this time last year, viewers tuned in to watch the coverage of the Paris terror attacks and the Republican primary.
Fox News’s sustained leader status was aided by The Daily Caller’s Tucker Carlson, whose new show “Tucker Carlson Tonight” settled high above “The Kelly File,” and “The Five.” Those two shows were the highest rating earners prior to Carlson’s premier.
Other news agencies like the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal experienced an astounding rise in subscriptions the week after the election, and the New Yorker obtaining at least 10,000 new subscriptions, according to the Huffington Post.