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Fox News Channel remained the alpha dog among its competitors, but experienced a 13 percent drop in its prime time audience compared to a year ago, according to Variety. Likewise, MSNBC was off 29 percent and CNN 15 percent. HLN actually showed a 21 percent gain over its 2012 audience.
With 2014 being an election year, polarized voters are likely to boost their favorite cable news network ratings.