A first: Fox Business show beats CNBC show in same time slot

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Chris Ariens of TVNewser.com reports that a Fox Business Network show has drawn more viewers than a CNBC show in the same time slot for the first time in the network’s four-and-a-half year existence.

Ariens writes, “For the first time in its 4 1/2 year life, a program on the Fox Business Network has topped a show on CNBC for an entire week in both Total Viewers and younger viewers. Last week, in head-to-head competition at 7pmET, ‘Lou DobbsTonight’ beat ‘The Kudlow Report’ (Mon-Thurs, and a Friday airing of a CNBC documentary) by 18,000 Total Viewers.

  •  Dobbs — 154,000 Total Viewers / 44,000 A25-54 viewers
  •  Kudlow — 136,000 Total Viewers / 35,000 A25-54 viewers

“A few weeks ago Dobbs topped Kudlow in younger viewers for the week. Dobbs’ show joined the Fox Business scheduled a little over a year ago. Dobbs hosted a 7pm show for many years on CNN before joining FBN in 2010. The win comes despite the fact that CNBC is available in 99 million homes vs. FBN’s 58 million.”

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