It was also its 44th consecutive month that it was the most-watched channel on basic cable.

The channel steamrolled its news competitors, with MSNBC averaging 1.78 million and CNN hitting 1.05 million.

Year over year, Fox News was up 35 percent in total viewers, with a 27 percent increase in the 25-54 demographic. MSNBC was down 9 percent in total viewers and 7 percent in advertiser-coveted young viewers. CNN was down 3 percent, and 6 percent in the key demo.