An estimated 2.7 million people watched cable news each weeknight in July 2006, of which Fox News earned the largest share (1.5 million viewers). CNN came in second, with about 30% of the audience, or 850,000 viewers. And MSNBC was third, with 13% of the audience (340,000). These figures confirm a now steady trend of Fox News leading its rivals by a comfortable margin. Read More

Russell Heimlich  is a former web developer at Pew Research Center.