The Most Popular TV Channels In The U.S.

Published on 01/06/2020

T.V. has become a huge part of most American’s lives. Many cable plans today offer upwards of 100 channels varying in genre. There is an option for everyone from reality TV to news, cartoons, sports and everything in between. If we asked you your favorite TV network, we bet you wouldn’t have to think too hard. The biggest networks in the business always battle it out to be regarded by viewers as the best. We’ve compiled a list of the most popular TV channels to wrap up 2019. Take a look to see if your go-to made the cut!

The Most Popular TV Channels In The U.S.

The 2019 Winners

*results are as of October 2019

    1. FOX News Channel
    2. MSNBC
    3. ESPN
    4. CNN
    5. TBS Network
    6. Nickelodeon
    7. Home and Garden TV (HGTV)
    8. Investigation Discovery
    9. Hallmark Channel
    10. Food Network

It probably comes as no surprise that Fox News Network takes the top spot with over 1.5 million daily viewers. The network was also the most viewed prime time cable news network. MSNBC came in a close second with 1.14 million daily viewers and ESPN came in third with 909,000. Nickelodeon’s appearance on our list is quite impressive given most of the channel’s viewers are opting for Netflix for cartoons and kid’s shows. TBS draws the comedic individuals and HGTV brings out the designer and home renovator in all of us. Hallmark garners the most viewers during the holiday season with the classic low-budget films. Many people turn to The Food Network for the popular baking and cooking competitions, as well as the celebrity chefs and their delicious dinner recipes.

Each year, the list changes. Many factors affect a channel’s viewer engagement, including politics, war, natural disasters, and scandals. Although your favorite network may not have made the cut this year, keep an eye out the following year. And congrats to the winners!