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THE 50 TOP-RATED NETWORKS OF 2019 (BY ADULTS 18-49) Rank NETWORK 18-49 VIEWERS (000) % CHANGE 1. NBC 1,733 -26% 2. Fox 3. CBS 4. ABC 40 more rows ...What happened to the TV networks in 2019?
Variety has obtained a ranker of how the linear broadcast, cable and pay TV networks performed in 2019. Here are some of the notable highs and lows of 2019. Rupert Murdoch slimmed down his company this year, and the remaining portions of his stand-alone Fox Corp. are doing just fine without the heft.What happened to the Big 4 TV networks in 2019?
Led by sports and “The Masked Singer,” Fox ended 2019 as the only major broadcast network experiencing growth: up 4% from last year in total viewers. (It dipped 3% in adults 18-49 — the smallest decline of the Big Four).What happened to Fox News in 2018?
Fox News, meanwhile, weathered controversy to end the year as TV’s No. 5 network and most-watched cable outlet, with a slight 1% growth. (Not all was completely rosy for the company: Fox Sports 1 was down 9%, while Fox Sports 2 slipped a whopping 50%.) The critics didn’t love that “Game of Thrones” finale, but audiences sure did watch.