Fox News continues to be a cable news powerhouse, and its biggest star just keeps getting bigger.
The nation’s most popular news network has been the number one rated news network in the nation for 65 straight weeks, Forbes reported, and the show that drove much of those ratings was “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”
The report adds:
Fox News Channel host Tucker Carlson pushed his network to yet another week as the most-watched cable news network—marking 65 consecutive weeks at number one. For the week ending May 15th, Tucker Carlson Tonight dominated prime time ratings among viewers 25-54, the key demo most valued by advertisers with an average audience of 461,000 viewers.
Fox News led in prime with an average total audience of 2.224 million viewers, well ahead of rival networks MSNBC and CNN. CNN saw its lowest-rated week of the year in prime time—among total viewers and in the key demo—with none of the network’s shows delivering an audience of more than one million viewers, long considered a benchmark of success for prime time shows. Fox News’ margin over CNN was dramatic—delivering 268% of CNN’s prime time audience for the week.
In all, Fox had 98 of the week’s 100 most-watched telecasts, and FNC’s The Five continued to show remarkable ratings power, once again taking the title of highest-rated show in cable news despite airing outside of prime time, when viewership is typically the highest.
Fox News continued smashing ratings records this month as anchor Sean Hannity became the longest-running prime-time cable news host.
“Fox News’ lowest-rated show in the advertiser-coveted 25-54 age demographic nearly doubled MSNBC’s highest-rated show in the demo on Tuesday,” Mediaite reported. “Fox News not only swept the demo across all time slots, its lowest-rated show still outperformed CNN and MSNBC’s highest-rated program by a wide margin. Fox’s America Reports at 2 p.m. was its lowest performer in the demo, bringing in 221,000 viewers.”
“CNN’s top-rated show in the demo, meanwhile, was Erin Burnett’s OutFront — bringing in 147,000 demo viewers. MSNBC’s top-rated show was its 9 p.m. MSNBC Prime, which brought in 116,000 demo viewers, a little more than half of America Reports’ 221,000,” the report added.
“Sean’s authenticity and insightful commentary have created one of the most enduring connections with our audience and it’s been an honor to watch him over the years. A FOX News original, he has helped innovate the industry, and we are incredibly proud of his extraordinary success,” Fox News Media CEO Suzanne Scott said of Hannity’s longevity and success.
Hannity said, “I am extremely grateful to FOX News Media and to our loyal, dedicated viewers whom I am proud to serve every night.”