According to the latest ratings, Fox News’ Tucker Carlson and Greg Gutfeld are leading the 25-54 age demographic in cable news viewership. Carlson was number one with 335,000 demographic viewers, with Gutfeld coming in second with 309,000.
Both Carlson’s and Gutfeld’s respective shows beat their time slot competitors on left-leaning outlets such as CNN and MSNBC. In fact, CNN and MSNBC combined could not match the viewership of the two Fox News hosts. They were the only hosts on cable television to pull in over 300,000 demographic viewers.
When taking a holistic view of the numbers, no one is even close to Fox News in ratings. See a full viewership breakdown of the 25-54 demographic between Fox News, CNN, and MSNBC below:
Fox News: 1.65 million
Fox News: 206,000
Here are the prime time averages — encompassing shows which air from 8-11 p.m. — in total viewers and the 25-54 demo.
Fox News: 2.22 million
MSNBC: 1.29 million
Fox News: 249,000
Fox News has sustained its dominance in the cable news market for some time, demonstrating their success in resonating with the American people. In the third quarter cable news ratings of 2022, the conservative cable news network far outpaced its competitors.
Forbes reported on the third quarter ratings:
“Fox News Channel cruised to victory in third quarter cable news ratings, delivering an average prime time audience of 2.189 million viewers, easily outpacing MSNBC, which was a distant second with 1.277 million viewers and CNN, which was third overall with 717,000 viewers. Among viewers 25-54, the key demographic group valued by advertisers, Fox News was first in prime with 294,000 viewers, followed by CNN (150,000 viewers) and MSNBC (127,000 viewers).”
“The highest-rated show for the third quarter was Fox News Channel’s The Five, which had an average total audience of 3.295 million viewers, and Fox swept the five most-watched shows with The Five followed by Tucker Carlson Tonight (3.153 million viewers), Jesse Watters Primetime (2.726 million viewers), Hannity (2.682 million viewers) and Special Report with Bret Baier (2.341 million viewers).”
Looking at a longer term trend, Fox News has set the record for sustaining the number one spot in cable ratings. This year Fox was the number one news network for both total day and primetime viewers for the 20th consecutive year.
Fox News Media CEO Suzanne Scott applauded her company:
“I am immensely proud of this landmark achievement as it is a testament to the dedicated teams across FOX News Channel, who are the backbone in making us number one for 20 consecutive years with the most loyal and politically diverse audience in cable news.”
The same cannot be said for the competitors of Fox News, who are struggling to fight for a distant second place behind the conservative network.
CNN has been dealing with a massive ratings collapse and financial troubles recently, indicating the American public is tired of their leftist reporting. The left-leaning network has been forced to restructure its entire organization by bringing in a new CEO, laying off many employees, firing veteran anchors, downsizing expensive real estate, and changing their reporting to be more non-partisan.
There is a very different scenario playing out at Fox News.
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