2009 was a record year for the Fox News Channel.

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The News Corp-owned cable news outlet has just finished its best year among total viewers in its 13-plus year history.

Fox News averaged 2.187 million total viewers in primetime for the year, up 7% from 2008 and enough to place 3rd among all cable channels. In total day, the network averaged 1.192 million total viewers, up 13% from 2008 and enough to place 5th among all cable channels. In the A25-54 demo, the network was up as well: its 540,000 A25-54 total in weekday primetime is up 9% from 2008, and its 319,000 A25-54 weekday total-day average is up 16% from 2008.

Both CNN and MSNBC, meanwhile, are down significantly in all categories.

On the program level, Fox News took the top 10 programs in cable news for the year.

Read More: By Danny Shea, Huffington Post

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