Fox News climbs to top of cable pile

The network hits number one in all of basic cable during a big week for conservatives

By Alex Koppelman
Published January 26, 2010 6:47PM (EST)

A bad week for liberals turned out to be a great one for their least-favorite news outlet.

Mediabistro's TVNewser notes that Fox News was the top cable network in primetime last week, which also saw, among other things, Republican Scott Brown win the special election to replace Sen. Ted Kennedy. 

Fox regularly whips its cable news competitors, ratings-wise. But beating all other basic cable networks is a rare feat for it; according to TVNewser, the last time it did so was the week of the 2008 election.

Alex Koppelman

Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.

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