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FX and AMC among top cable TV loss leaders in 2018

The rise of streaming services has hurt cable TV and a number of premium channels have suffered in ratings, with FX and AMC leading the way.

Deadline reported that a number of popular cable networks dropped in 2018 and even hugely popular shows like The Walking Dead and american horror story could save them.

It seems all of cable TV has taken a hit thanks to streaming options like Netflix and Hulu as well as fans’ willingness to wait to watch their favorite shows at their convenience.

USA Network led the way for all non-news/non-sports cable networks with an average of 1.48 million viewers, although this was actually a 9% decline from 2017.

Of course, with today’s political landscape almost more ridiculous than the best horror TV show, it’s no surprise that Fox News topped USA Network, averaging 2.5 million viewers.

However, the bad news is that two of the major premium TV networks were hit hard in 2018.

AMC finished in 12th place for non-news/non-sports cable networks with an average of 0.88 million viewers, a 15% drop from 2017. FX is close behind with 0.86 million viewers, a decrease of 14% compared to 2017. 2017.

Networks like HBO and Showtime are not included as they are not supported by advertising.

FX must be disappointed.

2018 saw the premiere of Sons of Anarchy spin-off series Mayans MC and the reunion of characters from all seasons of american horror story in a giant new story.

With Fargo, Legion, Atlanta and Philadelphia is always sunny, FX had to hope for more. That said, shows like Fargo and Legion are tailor-made for binging, which is not seen in Neilsen’s baseline ratings.

As for AMC, the drop was easy to see.

With The Walking Dead dropping viewers at a high rate this year, the decline in the network’s average viewership was expected.

It also doesn’t help that his biggest shows outside of The Walking Dead are genre and cult favorites like Preacher, You better call Saul and Humans.

If anything, at least AMC and FX can take some solace in the fact that they were far from the worst cable networks in 2018. Nick Jr. dropped 27% in total viewership and Freeform dropped 17%.