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BIG WIN: As Sean Hannity Comes In With Top Cable News Record, Fox News Ratings Outperform CNN And MSNBC

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Sean Hannity, the longest-running prime-time cable news show, continues to set rating records for Fox News. On Tuesday, Mediaite reported that “Fox News’ lowest-rated show in the advertiser-coveted 25-54 age bracket nearly quadrupled MSNBC’s highest-rated show in the demo.”

“Not only did Fox News sweep the demo across all time slots, but its lowest-rated show outscored CNN and MSNBC’s highest-rated program by a significant margin.” At 2 p.m., Fox’s America Reports had the lowest rating in the demo, with 221,000 viewers.”

“Erin Burnett’s OutFront, meanwhile, was CNN’s top-rated show in the demo, with 147,000 viewers. MSNBC’s top-rated show was MSNBC Prime at 9 p.m., which drew 116,000 demo viewers, just more than half of America Reports’ 221,000,” according to the study. The following are the complete day averages in total viewers and the 25-54 demo for the three cable news networks:

Viewers in total:

  • CNN: 504,000
  • Fox News: 1.85 million
  • MSNBC: 759,000
  • 25-54 Demo:
  • CNN: 105,000
  • Fox News: 297,000
  • MSNBC: 77,000

Below are the prime time figures in overall viewers and the 25-54 demo for shows that run between 8 and 11 p.m.

Total viewers:

  • CNN: 577,000
  • Fox News: 2.68 million
  • MSNBC: 1.08 million

25-54 Demo:

  • CNN: 124,000
  • Fox News: 431,000
  • MSNBC: 105,000

Hannity, who has been with Fox News since its inception in 1996, set a new milestone late last month when he became a host for nearly 25 years and six months.

“FOX News Channel’s (FNC) Sean Hannity has accomplished yet another industry milestone, becoming the longest-running primetime cable news host in television history,” Fox News said in a statement.

Today marks 25 years, six months, and 15 days at the head of a primetime cable news program, shattering Larry King’s lengthy record.

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Hannity has been a regular of FNC’s primetime lineup since the network’s inception in 1996, where his forthright approach and impassioned analysis have established him as one of the country’s most renowned and powerful voices.”

According to Nielsen Media Research, FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-encompassing news service that has been the number one basic cable network for the last six years and the most-watched television news channel for more than 20 years, attracting more than 50 percent of the cable news viewing audience.

According to Nielsen/MRI Fusion, FNC has consistently proved that it is the network of choice for more Democrats and Independents, with the most politically diverse audience in cable news.

In addition, a Brand Keys Customer Loyalty Engagement Index analysis from 2021 revealed that FOX News dominates morning and evening news in terms of customer loyalty engagement, while a Brand Keys survey from 2022 revealed that FNC dominates morning and evening news in terms of customer loyalty engagement.

FNC, which is owned by Fox Corporation, reaches about 80 million households and is routinely ranked among the top 15 cable news programs.

“It’s been an honor to watch Sean over the years since his honesty and intelligent commentary have formed one of the most enduring bonds with our viewers.” “A FOX News original, he has helped reinvent the industry, and we are extremely proud of his incredible accomplishment,” said Suzanne Scott, CEO of Fox News Media.

“I am grateful to FOX News Media and our loyal, committed fans whom I am pleased to serve every night,” Hannity stated. @SeanHannity of Fox News is now the longest-running primetime cable news host in television history.

Larry King’s previous record of 24 years, six months, and 15 days at the helm of his show was just broken. On the network, Hannity isn’t the only one who is shattering records. Earlier this year, prominent presenter Tucker Carlson’s Fox News primetime show smashed another mark.

Carlson’s show is the most-watched among Democrats in the key demographic of 25-54 year-olds, according to Nielsen/MRI Fusion television watching figures. With 3.4 million viewers on Monday, the hit show “The Five” once again topped all cable news shows in overall viewers.

More impressively, Fox News outperformed both ABC and NBC in primetime on Monday night, with 2.69 million total viewers. In primetime, ABC drew 2.42 million total viewers, while NBC averaged 2.17 million total viewers.

Jesse Watters, who is a co-host on “The Five” and now has his own show on the network, has had a fantastic year. Waters took over as the regular host of Fox News’ 7 p.m. EST weekday time slot this week, and his first day drew 3.8 million total viewers. That was the highest rating for the network in that time slot in almost a year.

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