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The Fox Business Network announced Tuesday that it had achieved a “monumental record,” beating rival network CNBC in business day ratings for the first time ever last week.
Fox Business captured an audience of 181,000 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in total average viewers last week, compared to CNBC’s average audience of 171,000 viewers, according to Nielsen Media Research.
Host Neil Cavuto, who recently returned after undergoing open-heart surgery, had won handily in his 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. time slot. He garnered 196,000 average viewers versus CNBC’s 173,000, according to Nielsen.
Fox Business host Stuart Varney also had his highest rated week ever in total viewers.
The Fox News Channel, a sister network to Fox Business, had a successful week as well. The network was the most-watched cable news channel for the fifth consecutive week, according to Nielson Media Research.