As always, worst is more: If it's information you seek, here's some information. Joe Concha reports for The Hill:
CONCHA (7/31/18): Fox News continued its command of the basic cable landscape in July by topping its competition in total viewers, with Sean Hannity leading the way in prime time.She's still Our Own Rhodes Scholar! Marketing never dies!
Hannity and Tucker Carlson took the top-two spots overall in the cable news ratings race, delivering an average of 3.37 million viewers and 2.70 million viewers respectively in winning their respective timeslots of 9 p.m. and 8 p.m. ET.
MSNBC's Rachel Maddow continued to have MSNBC's top-rated program, with the Oxford Rhodes Scholar registering an average of 2.67 million viewers per night in taking third place.
Laura Ingraham, coming off her highest-rated quarter since launching in October 2017, finished fourth overall while winning her 10 p.m. timeslot, averaging 2.61 million viewers per night and topping MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell's 2.117 million viewers.
Though they've taken different routes to the bottom, it's hard to dispute the idea that Hannity and Carlson are currently running the two worst programs in primetime "cable news." The gods on Olympus must be laughing as they scan these ratings.
"Overall, when comparing the numbers of each major cable news network in prime time, Fox News won by averaging 2.41 million viewers to MSNBC's 1.66 million and CNN's 891,000," Concha reported.
He didn't say what he considers "prime time" to be, or if the numbers he cited were for weeknights only. At The Hill, Concha's report was close enough for mainstream press corps work!
Thumping the shark: Regarding Hannity, "the staunch Trump supporter also topped Discovery Channel's ratings juggernaut 'Shark Week' with 3.15 million total viewers to Discovery's 1.69 million during the week of July 23-27," Concha reported.
Based on the other numbers, we'll guess that other cable news stars must have topped Shark Week too. That said, Concha had our current alpha shark right there.