Despite frequently being mocked by many on the left, new data from Nielsen Media Research shows that Fox News is winning out over other networks when it comes to ratings.
Fox News averaged more total viewers in August than CNN and MSNBC combined
Fox News reported on Tuesday that it brought in more Americans last month than its two biggest competitors combined.
Whereas the network averaged 1.5 million total viewers, MSNBC and CNN managed to attract just 804,000 and 561,000 respectively.
Fox News also outperformed MSNBC and CNN among viewers between the ages of 25 and 54, a much-coveted demographic for advertisers.
What’s more, Fox News cleaned up during the 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. primetime slot by averaging 2.3 million total viewers, well ahead of the 1.3 million total viewers who tuned in to MSNBC and 733,000 who watched CNN. Regarding those aged 25 to 54, the totals were 300,000 for Fox News, 153,000 for CNN, and 134,000 for MSNBC.
Fox News’ primetime anchors also seem adept at collecting eyes, with “Tucker Carlson Tonight” averaging 3.3 million watchers each night. The show came in first among 25-54-year-old viewers, of whom 486,000 watched it.
Meanwhile MSNBC’s best numbers came from “The Rachel Maddow Show,” which airs exclusively on Monday nights and had an average of 2.7 million people tuning in.
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Fox News cleans up on weekends and in late-night slot
What’s more, Fox News scored a major coup in late-night television with comedian Greg Gutfeld claiming the number one spot from CBS’ left-wing comedian Stephen Colbert.
This represented the first time since January 2017 that “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” was not the most watched late-night program on television.
However, Fox News’ most-watched program was “The Five,” a daytime program which averaged some 3.4 million viewers. August marked the fifth consecutive month that “The Five” was the highest-rated show on cable news.
Finally, the numbers show Fox News reigns supreme on weekends as well. “Unfiltered with Dan Bongino” had an average of 1.4 million viewers on Saturdays while an average of 1.9 million tuned in to “Life, Liberty and Levin” on Saturdays.