Fox News averaged 2.44 million total viewers in primetime, down 6% from the same month a year earlier. MSNBC averaged 1.2 million viewers, up 10%, and CNN averaged 749,000, up 14%. In the 25-54 demo, Fox News averaged 356,000, down 16%, while CNN averaged 190,000, up 26%, and MSNBC posted 148,000, up 4%.
In total day, Fox News averaged 1.57 million, up 1%, versus MSNBC with 752,000, up 13%, and CNN with 560,000, up 12%. In the 25-54 demo, Fox News averaged 227,000 viewers, down 16%, compared to 124,000 for CNN, up 13%, and 93,000 for MSNBC, up 16%.
Fox News also had the top five cable news shows. The Five topped total viewers, averaging 3.7 million, followed by Tucker Carlson Tonight with 3.5 million, Jesse Watters Primetime at 3.17 million, Hannity with 3.08 million and Special Report with Bret Baier at 2.8 million.
Tucker Carlson Tonight topped adults 25-54, averaging 506,000, followed by The Five with 466,000, Hannity at 428,000, Jesse Watters Primetime at 405,000 and Gutfeld! with 397,000.
The figures are from Nielsen via Fox News. The network noted that Gutfeld!, averaging 2.3 million viewers, had its highest rated month since it launched last year, and that its election night coverage drew 7.4 million total viewers and 1.9 million in the 25-54 demo, topping other broadcast and cable networks.
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