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Fox News Channel finished the third quarter of 2022 as cable’s most-watched network in both total viewers and in prime time, as Americans tuned in for information and analysis during a busy news cycle that included everything from ongoing economic problems to the FBI raid on former President Trump’s Sea. -a-Lago house
The busy quarter also included continued coverage of the war in Ukraine, the death of Queen Elizabeth and 24-hour political news. Fox News averaged 1.4 million daily viewers in the quarter, crushing No. 2 MSNBC’s average viewership of 783,000, as CNN, ESPN and HGTV also fell out of the top five. It was the sixth consecutive quarter that Fox News finished No. 1 in the category, carrying 94 of the top 100 cable news telecasts along the way.
During the 8-11pm prime time, Fox News dominated with 2.2 million average viewers to beat MSNBC and CNN combined. MSNBC averaged 1.3 million, followed by ESPN, HGTV and Hallmark. CNN settled for an average of 717,000 prime-time hours and failed to crack the top five as Fox News was the top-rated cable news network in primetime for the 83rd consecutive quarter.
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“The Five” averaged 3.3 million viewers to finish as the most-watched cable news program as Fox News offerings swept the top seven. It was the first time in history that a non-primetime cable news program has topped the category for four consecutive quarters.
“Tucker Carlson Tonight” averaged 3.2 million viewers to finish second, followed by “Jesse Watters Primetime,” “Hannity,” “Special Report with Bret Baier,” “The Ingraham Angle” and “Gutfeld! “
MSNBC’s 9 p.m. hour was the most-watched program, not Fox News, averaging 1.9 million viewers despite Rachel Maddow and Alex Wagner sharing the role, as “The Rachel Maddow Show” only airs on Mondays because the host wanted it to. reduce your workload.
CNN’s most popular show was “Anderson Cooper 360,” which failed to break the million-viewer benchmark and finished No. 24 among cable news picks. Despite being CNN’s most-watched show, “AC 360” was beaten by 15 Fox News and eight MSNBC offerings.
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“FOX & Friends” averaged 1.3 million viewers to beat MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” and CNN’s soon-to-be-replaced “New Day.”
“Unfiltered with Dan Bongino” averaged 1.3 million viewers to finish as the most-watched cable news program Saturday, while “Life, Liberty & Levin” averaged a 1.8 millions of viewers for Sunday’s title.
Fox News was even more dominant in the advertiser-coveted demo of adults 25-54, sweeping the top 15 cable news programs.
Fox News averaged 201,000 daily viewers among the demo, compared to CNN’s 110,000 and MSNBC’s 85,000. In primetime, Fox News averaged 294,000 while CNN only managed 150,000 and MSNBC settled for 127,000.
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“Tucker” averaged 468,000 viewers to win the critical category, while “The Five,” “Hannity,” “Watters, Gutfeld!”, “The Ingraham Angle,” “Special Report with Bret Baier,” ” Outnumbered,” “America’s Newsroom.” with Bill Hemmer and Dana Perino,” “The Faulkner Focus,” Martha MacCallum’s “The Story,” “America Reports with John Roberts and Sandra Smith,” “FOX & Friends,” “Your World with Neil Cavuto” and “FOX News”. @Nit” beat everything CNN and MSNBC had to offer.
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All ratings data courtesy of Nielsen Media Research.