Once again, FOX News was the highest rated network across all basic cable stations during the week of December 13-19. This week marks the 18th week in a row that FOX News has resoundingly defeated MSNBC and CNN combined, across all categories.
Specifically, during primetime news hour, FOX News acquired 2,240,000 viewers. Moreover, of these viewers, 212,000 fell into the 18-49 year old demo during primetime, while 336,000 viewers fell in advertisers’ highly coveted 25-54 year old demographic.
Over the course of an entire day, FOX News has also continued dominating cable television, namely by securing approximately 1,379,000 viewers, including 213,000 in the 25-54 year old demographic, as well as 135,000 in the 18-49 year old demographic.
FOX News also achieved 53 percent of cable news share in a total day, and it also features several of the nation’s most popular news channel programs.
One of the most popular programs includes “The Five,” the most often-watched cable news program on a weekly basis, attracting 3,191,000 viewers. In addition, “Tucker Carlson Tonight” was also one of the highest ranked cable news shows, with 3,114,000 viewers over the course of a week. The third-most watched show is “Hannity,” which achieved 2,628,000 viewers over the entirety of the week, followed by the fourth-most watched show, “Special Report,” which received 2,281,000 weekly viewers.
In addition, other FOX News programs have experienced impressive growth in the past week. For instance, “FOX News Sunday,” which is anchored by Bret Baier, increased by double digits with the total number of viewers over the course of a week. Specifically, the program received 843,000 viewers, 107,000 of which were for individuals aged 25-54.
Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) also announced he would oppose the Biden administration’s multi-trillion dollar Build Back Better legislation on “FOX News Sunday.”
“FOX News Sunday” program also superseded every other program available on MSNBC and CNN on Sunday. Moreover, other late-night shows on FOX News have proven to be more popular than other channels’ own programs. For instance, “Gutfeld!” received an average of 1,892,000 viewers, which dwarfed the total views for “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” and “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”
While FOX enjoyed soaring ratings, MSNBC and CNN experienced several lows, with the latter achieving only 99,000 viewers in the 25-54 year old demographic in the past week, its second-lowest ranking of the year.