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In the data below I don't know how ABC's World News can get 8.8 million viewers but the whole network only gets 5.6 million viewers.
Television Ratings - How do we do it | Nielsen
TV Networks 2017
Rank Network * Viewers
M
1 CBS 8.0
2 NBC 7.3
3 ABC 5.6
4 Fox 4.7
5 Fox News Channel 2.4
6 ESPN 1.9
7 Univision 1.7
8 USA Network 1.7
9 MSNBC 1.6
10 The CW 1.6
11 HGTV 1.5
12 TBS 1.5
13 Telemundo 1.4
14 Discovery 1.4
15 History 1.3
16 Nickelodeon 1.3
tie TNT 1.3
18 Ion 1.3
19 Hallmark Channel 1.2
20 Investigation Discovery 1.1
21 AMC 1.1
22 CNN 1.1
23 FX 1.0
24 Disney Channel 1.0
25 A&E 1.0
26 Food Network 1.0
27 TLC 1.0
34 HBO (Premium) 0.7
54 National Geographic 0.5
64 CNBC 0.3
* PBS's contract with Nielson does not allow them to release viewer data.
Source: Highest Network Ratings of 2017: Most Watched Winners & Losers | IndieWire
TV News Programs 2018
Rank Program Netw viewers
weekly *
M
1 ABC's World News Tonight W/ David Muir ABC 8.8
2 NBC Nightly News With Lester Holt NBC 7.8
3 CBS Evening News CBS 6.7
4 Good Morning America ABC 4.4
5 Today NBC 4.3
6 CBS This Morning CBS 3.6
7 Sean Hannity FOX 3.3
8 Rachel Maddow MSNBC 3.0
9 Tucker Carlson Tonight FOX 2.6
10 The Ingraham Angle FOX 2.5
11 Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell MSNBC 2.3
12 Special Rpt w/Bret Baier FOX 2.2
13 Five, the FOX 2.2
14 Story, the FOX 2.0
15 All in w/ Chris Hayes MSNBC 1.9
16 Hardball w/ Chris Matthews MSNBC 1.7
17 11th hour w/ B. Willims MSNBC 1.7
11 Other cable news programs 1.7-1.2
29 Nightline ABC 1.3
29 Late Night with Seth Meyers NBC 1.3
29 PBS NewsHour PBS 1.2
31 Anderson Cooper 360 CNN 1.1
34 Erin Burnett Outfront CNN 1.0
52 Shark Tank CNBC 0.3
* p2+ - (persons 2+) - Nielson's rating category for Total Viewers - Other stats are A18-49 is adults age 18 to 49, W18-34 is women 18 to 34, and T12-17 is teens 12 to 17.

Sources:
Cable News Ranker: April 2018 (Total Viewers)
ABC’s ‘World News Tonight’ Snaps ‘NBC Nightly News’ Demo Win Streak | Deadline


At What's the difference between conservatives watching FOX News and liberals watching CBS/NBC/ABC/CNN/MSNBC news? Why are liberal biased stations okay but not conservative ones? - Quora (Feb, 2017) says,
"FOX and MSNBC utilize strong loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes), publish misleading reports and omit reporting of information that may damage their causes. Sources in this category may be untrustworthy."

Network BIAS Factual
Fox News RIGHT MIXED
MSNBC LEFT MIXED
CBS, NBC, ABC LEFT-CENTER HIGH
CNN LEFT-CENTER HIGH
See also Media Bias/Fact Check - Search and Learn the Bias of News Media

Fairleigh Dickinson University's 2012 survey reported that Fox News viewers were less informed about current events than people who didn't follow the news at all. The survey had asked current events questions like "Which party has the most seats in the House of Representatives?"

Source: A Rigorous Scientific Look Into The 'Fox News Effect' | Forbes

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Are the Media Biased? | here Politicsl News/blog sites ranked by political leanings - % conservative - UV - Unique Visitors
Conservative 2010
SiteShare
Cons.
Daily UV
('000)
Bill O'Reilly100%10
Rush Limbaugh99%43
Glenn Beck98%38
humanevents.com97%21
Town Hall96%42
thestate.com94%36
aclj.org93%18
cnsnews.com93%12
Drudge Report93%475
Real Clear Politics93%41
Michelle Malkin91%
National Review90%
FoxNews88%1,159
The Heritage Foundation84%
World Net Daily83%
Gallup75%
The Hill75%
Christian Broadcasting Network73%
Wall Street Journal70%
Politico65%(500)
Moderate
SiteShare
Cons.
Daily UV
('000)
New Yorker60% 
ABC News60% 
USA TODAY60%518
The White House58% 
MSNBC57%3,264
The Economist56% 
Yahoo! News55%6,455
CNN54%2,650
PolitiFact51%
Time50%
Slate49%
Christian Science Monitor48%
Newsweek 
TreeHugger47%
Los Angeles Times45%
Chicago Tribune44%
Liberal
SiteShare
Cons.
Daily UV
('000)
New York Times40%879
Washington Post37% 
Salon34% 
The Huffington Post30%583
NPR: National Public Radio28% 
dailykos.com27%26
alternet.org26%16
newsvine.com25%56
reddit.com23%36
BBC News22%472
blogtalkradio.com22%33
MoveOn.org19%21
blogcritics.org17%17
BV BLACK SPiN17%57
Think Progress6%12
US News & World Report65%
Hot Air63%
The Atlantic62%
AOL News
AOL Politics Daily
62%3,971
St. Petersburg Times61%
The Huffington Post is the leader in unique views amongst the pure blog/news sites.
Sites that are connected with other media, TV (Fox, MSNBC, CNN) or web portals (AOL, Yahoo) have the highest number of views.
Sources:Ideological Segregation Online and Offline, The University of Chicago, Booth School of Business, April 2010
How open minded is your news diet? - Debate on the Web at cross-x.com

See:Political News and Opinion: - Are the Media Biased?

Other Political:
The Guardian | guardian.co.uk
The Associated Press | The essential global news network
Mother Jones
Free Republic
Newser | Headline News Summaries, World News, Breaking News, and Local News
Mediate.com - US and World Leading Mediation Web Site - Find Mediators
The Daily Beast # 11 at Technorati
Radar Online
Global Post
The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan - politics, culture, faith, art, science. # 15 at Technorati
Gawker - Gossip # 6 at Technorati
Boing Boing first established as a magazine, later becoming a group blog. #8 at Technorati
The Onion - American news satire

African American:
The Root
Black Planet
BV BLACK SPiN

Technology:
TechCrunch # 2 at Technorati
Aol Engadget a technology weblog and podcast about consumer electronics. # 3 at Technorati
Mashable! - tech blog focused on Web 2.0 and Social Networking news # 4 at Technorati
Gizmodo, the Gadget Guide # 5 at Technorati
Technology News at CNET
Technology News | ZDNet
Pogue's Posts Blog - NYTimes.com
Electronics and Gadgets - Gadgetwise Blog - NYTimes.com
Manifest Technology - Douglas Dixon's articles on multimedia technology
Wired.com
The Next Web | TNW is the Source for Internet News, Business and Culture.
ReadWriteWeb - Web Technology news, reviews and analysis. # 10 at Technorati

Financial News links

Environment:
Organic Gardening, Renewable Energy, Green Homes - MOTHER EARTH NEWS
Grist | Environmental News, Commentary, Advice

Stats:
It is hard to get statistics on site popularity (unique visitors). Most sites do not publish them. ComScore.coms and nielsen.com occasionally publishes some data, but I think you have to pay to get current data.
ComScore and Nielsen number are frequently off by 50% or more.
A 2006 entry at slate says, "It's obvious why nobody trusts site rankings--the "official" numbers from Nielsen and comScore are often so far apart that you couldn't trust them even if you wanted to. But site owners have a real stake in these numbers. Advertisers use them to decide where to spend their budgets".
Monthly Data December 2005
Nielsen//
NetRatings
comScore
Media Metrix
Slate internal report
Unique Visitors 4,600,000 4,609,000 8,051,709
unique browsers
pageviews 40,900,000 27,000,000 61,089,137
See: Why can't ComScore & Neilsen do simple math?

Income of Political Figures in the Media
Top 10 Websites at MarketingCharts.com (2010):
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Huffington Post and Politico Lead Wave of Explosive Growth at Independent Political Blogs and News Sites this Election Season - comScore, Inc - 2008
Top 100 Blogs - 1 to 25 - Technorati
The Top 50 Political Blogs Of The Year - 2008


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last updated 15 Jan 2010