Fox News continues cable news dominance in November, ‘The Five’ most-watched show for eighth-straight month

Fox News continues cable news dominance in November, ‘The Five’ most-watched show for eighth-straight month

Fox News Channel continued its dominance in cable news. It has now defeated both MSNBC’s and CNN combined in total day and primetime viewership for four consecutive months, according to Nielsen Media Research.

In November 2022, Fox News averaged 1.6 million total day viewers and 2.4 million primetime viewers, toppling MSNBC’s 752,000 total day average and 1.2 million average in primetime. CNN came at a distant third with 560,000 average total day viewers and 749,000 average viewers in primetime.

Fox News also crushed in the key demo audience of ages 25-54 with a 227,000 average total day viewers and a 356,000 average in primetime viewers. CNN bested MSNBC with a 124,000 average total day demo viewers and 190,000 average primetime demo viewers versus the Peacock network’s 93,000 average total day demo viewers and 148,000 average primetime demo viewers.

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November was a month of many achievements for Fox News Channel, notably for becoming America’s most-watched network on Election Night. Fox News’ coverage, co-anchored and hosted by Martha MacCallum and Bret Baier, reached 7.7 million viewers, surpassing both its broadcast and cable competitors. MSNBC had 3 million viewers on average, while CNN had 2.5 million viewers. MSNBC lost to CNN for the first time on Election Night. NBC, ABC, and CBS averaged 2.5-3.1 million viewers each.

Brit Hume, Martha MacCallum, Bret Baier and Dana Perino helped Fox News crush ABC, NBC, CBS, MSNBC and CNN viewership.

Fox News helped to crush ABC, NBC CBS, MSNBC, and CNN viewership with Brit Hume, Martha MacCallum and Bret Baier.
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“The Five” continued its dominance as the most-watched cable news show for eight straight months. The average viewership for the daytime program was 3.7 million. This is a break from traditional norms. It draws a wider audience than all three primetime programs on the cable news networks.

“Tucker Carlson Tonight” maintained its status as the most-watched primetime show in cable news with 3.5 million total viewers as well as being the No. 1 show in the key demo in all cable news with an average of 506,000 viewers ages 25-54.

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“Jesse Watters Primetime,” which debuted in January, was the third most-watched show in all cable news in November averaging roughly 3.2 million total viewers, followed by “Hannity” with 3.1 million total viewers and “Special Report with Bret Baier” with 2.8 million total viewers.

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“The Five” averaged 3.7 million viewers to be the most-watched cable news show for the eighth consecutive month.
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“Gutfeld!” had its highest viewership since its debut in April 2021. Greg Gutfeld, who is now regarded as the new king of late-night, had 2.3 million viewers in November. This was more than Stephen Colbert’s average of 2.1 million viewers. Jimmy Fallon hosted “Tonight Show”, attracting 1.5 million viewers, while Jimmy Kimmel Live at 1.4 million viewers, FOX WEATHER METEOROLOGIST AMY FREEZE celebrated the one-year anniversary of PIONEERING STREAMING SERVICE’s existence.

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Fox News’ late-night show also bested its CBS rival for the first time in the key demo as “Gutfeld!” reached 397,000 viewers ages 25-54 versus Colbert’s 375,000.

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“Gutfeld!” averaged 2.3 million viewers in November 2022, its highest-rated month ever.
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“FOX & Friends” continued its dominance in early morning cable news programming with an average of 1.5 million total viewers, exceeding MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” averaging 941,000 viewers.

“CNN This Morning,” the newly-launched morning program co-hosted by Don Lemon, Poppy Harlow and Kaitlan Collins, averaged with a dismal 454,000 total viewers.

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Additionally, Fox News Channel led CNN and MSNBC on the weekends. “Cavuto Live”, which averaged 1.3 million viewers on Saturdays, was the most watched cable news program. “Sunday Morning Futures,” hosted by Maria Bartiromo, was the most popular Sunday show with an average audience of 1.7 million viewers.

Last month, Fox News Channel notched 93 of the top 100 cable news telecasts.

All data courtesy of Nielsen Media Research.

Joseph A. Wulfsohn is a media reporter for Fox News Digital. Story tips can be sent to joseph.wulfsohn@fox.com and on Twitter: @JosephWulfsohn.

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