Fox News Channel demolished MSNBC, CNN, and CNN last week. It outdrew liberal networks in total day viewers and primetime viewers for the 25th consecutive week.
Fox News averaged 1.5million viewers between Jan. 31 and February 6, to be the most-watched basic cable network. It was the only option that could surpass the one million viewer mark. USA finished second with an average of 811,000 viewers, while MSNBC’s 690,000.000 average viewership came in third. CNN finished ninth with a disappointing 467,000, just behind INSP, ESPN, Hallmark, and ESPN.
Even worse, CNN was less popular during primetime hours from 8-11 p.m. Fox News viewers accounted for 25% of its viewership.
Fox News had 2.5 million prime viewers, ranking them No. The USA was second with 1.4 million viewers, and Fox News was No. 1 on basic cable. MSNBC had 1.3 million viewers on average to place third, while CNN only managed 555,000 primetime viewers to rank No. 18 are basic cable.
TV Land, A&E, and Lifetime were among the 17 basic cable options that outdrew CNN’s primetime favorites Anderson Cooper and Don Lemon.
Fox News was the most-watched cable news channel in 2022, with 58% of total viewers and primetime viewers.
Fox News viewership increased 22% over the same week of 2021. MSNBC lost 49% and CNN lost 63%. The average viewership of “The Five” was 3.63 million. “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” with 3.61 million, was second.
“The Five” (Tucker) and ABC’s “The Bachelor”, both beat “Tucker” in total viewers. Tucker was also the most-watched cable news show among advertisers-coveted adults 25-54 years old, with an average of 593,000 viewers.
“Jesse Watters Primetime,” which had three million viewers, continued its success in its second week. It was the third most-watched cable news show with three million viewers. “Hannity” averaged 2.95 million viewers, while “Special Report”, attracted 2.5 million viewers to ensure FNC offerings swept the top five.
“Gutfeld!” Averaged 2 million viewers in its best week, while “Gutfeld” averaged 1.3million to be the most popular morning program on CNN and MSNBC.
CNN’s “New Day”, which was created by Jeff Zucker, the former boss of CNN, attracted just 394,000 viewers. For 46 consecutive weeks, “FOX and Friends” has topped cable news morning shows viewership.