Fox New Channel has made history yet again with their successful ratings. The conservative news channel has been sustaining levels of viewership far above their competitors at other outlets such as CNN and MSNBC.
With flagship hosts such as Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity, Fox News has been crushing ratings across different demographics. This time, popular show “The Five” has set a new record. “The Five” is a panel talk show featuring full-time hosts Greg Gutfeld, Dana Perino, Jesse Watters, Jeanine Pirro and a handful of other rotating hosts.
Conservative Brief reported on the news:
“Co-hosts of Fox News Channel’s popular “The Five” program are likely to savor a history-making milestone the network announced this week for the entirety of their careers. According to a statement from the FNC, “The Five” has become the first non-primetime cable news offering to become the most-watched in total viewers.”
“Airing at 5 PM/ET, the show blew away all other daytime and primetime programming on both CNN and MSNBC, garnering cable news’ largest audience in 2022 with 3,432,000 viewers and 465,000 in the coveted 25-54 age group that advertisers seek.”
Fox Media Relations commented on the milestone:
FOX News Channel (FNC) notched its seventh year as leader in all of cable television while delivering the third highest-rated year ever in cable news history for 2022 in total day viewers, according to Nielsen Media Research. The network’s programs continued to break new ratings records throughout the year, resulting in FNC continuing as the number one cable network in primetime and total day in viewers in basic cable for the seventh consecutive year and the highest-rated cable news network for the 21st straight year.
In primetime, FNC averaged 2,330,000 total viewers, 346,000 in the 25-54 demo and 214,000 in the 18-49 demo. In total day, FNC was the only network to post increases versus 2021, delivering 1,489,000 total viewers, 231,000 in the 25-54 demo and 141,000 in the 18-49 demo. FNC trounced CNN and MSNBC combined in primetime and total day across both categories, finishing the year as the only cable news network to notch more than 2 million in primetime viewers and 1 million in total day viewers.
FNC programs made up 92 of the top 100 cable news shows during 2022. Notably, CNN and MSNBC each saw their lowest-rated years of all time in total day with the younger A25-54 demo. According to data from Nielsen/MRI Fusion, FNC also attracted the most politically diverse audience in cable news with more Democrats, Independents and Republicans tuning into FNC than any other network in total viewers and the younger A25-54 demo.
This year, FNC had its second highest share of the cable news audience in its history with 53% in total day in the 25-54 demo. FNC also drew 55% of the primetime audience in total viewers.
This is just the latest example of Fox News dominating the cable news landscape. According to Nielsen Media Research, FNC has been the number one network in basic cable for the past six years and the most-watched television new channel for more than 20 consecutive years. The success at Fox News has left other predominantly left-wing media outlets fighting for a distant second place.
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