Fox Business Network just sent this press release celebrating the triumphant return of Neil Cavuto.
NEIL CAVUTO TOPS CNBC DURING FIRST WEEK BACK FOLLOWING MEDICAL LEAVE OF ABSENCE
CAVUTO Coast to Coast Scores Highest-Rated Week Ever
Lou Dobbs and Stuart Varney Continue to Top CNBC as #1 and #2 News Programs on Business Television
FOX Business Network’s (FBN) Neil Cavuto made a triumphant return to the anchor chair on Tuesday, September 6th, scoring his highest rated week ever for CAVUTO Coast to Coast (12-2PM/ET). Following a medical leave of absence that took him off air for three months, Cavuto saw his ratings rise 28% in total viewers (170,000) and 17% in the key A25-54 demo with (21,000). In addition, his return marked his first weekly win over CNBC, beating Fast Money Halftime Report (12p-1p) for the first time ever in total viewers (181,000 vs CNBC’s with 178,000).
Additionally, Lou Dobbs Tonight (7P/ET) and Varney & Co (9A-12P/ET) both continued their winning streak against CNBC, earning the top spots – #1 and #2 respectively, on business television in total viewers. Coming off his 8th consecutive monthly win over CNBC in August, FBN’s Lou Dobbs topped CNBC for the week with 236,000 while CNBC delivered 161,000 P2+. Meanwhile, Varney just scored his first monthly win over CNBC for his three hour program, and last week marked 8 straight weeks in which he beat Squawk on the Street/Squawk Alley (190,000 P2+ vs. CNBC’s 155,000 P2+).