FOX NEWS CHANNEL CONTINUES TO TOP CABLE NEWS LANDSCAPE IN BOTH TOTAL DAY AND PRIMETIME FOR 65 CONSECUTIVE QUARTERS

FNC Dominates All of Basic Cable in Total Day for Seven Quarters in a Row 

Hannity Crushes 1Q’2018 As Most-Watched Program on Cable News

FOX News Channel (FNC) continuing its dominance, marked 65 consecutive quarters as the highest-rated cable news channel in both total day and primetime with P2+, according to Nielsen Media Research. In total day, FNC also led basic cable in total viewers, notching seven quarters in a row as the highest-rated basic cable network in total day. Additionally, FNC has been a top five basic cable network for six consecutive quarters with the 25-54 demographic in total day.

During 1Q’18, FNC averaged 1,445,000 million in total viewers and 300,000 with A25-54 in total day. In primetime, FNC delivered 2,479,000 in total viewers and 494,000 in the 25-54 demographic. Additionally, FNC outpaced MSNBC and CNN in both primetime and total day with P2+ and A25-54.

Additionally, the network claimed 14 of the top 20 cable news programs in total viewers and 12 of the top 20 in the 25-54 demo. FNC’s primetime programs were among the top four programs in both total viewers and with A25-54 demo with Hannity ranking as the most-watched program in all of cable news with 3,196,000 in total viewers and 662,000 in the 25-54 demo, Tucker Carlson Tonight boasted 2,908,000 in total viewers and 586,000 in the demo and The Ingraham Angle averaged 2,487,000 total viewers and 505,000 in the 25-54 demo.  

Kicking off the day, at 5AM/ET, FOX & Friends First averaged 666,000 in total viewers and 175,000 in the 25-54 demo. The network’s signature morning program, FOX & Friends (6-9AM/ET), delivered 1,533,000 in total viewers and 345,000 in the 25-54 demographic. At 9AM/ET, America’s Newsroom averaged 1,751,000 with P2+ and 318,000 in the younger 25-54 demo. FNC’s afternoon ensemble program, Outnumbered (12PM/ET), garnered 1,642,000 in total viewers and 305,000 in the demo. At 1PM/ET, Outnumbered Overtime averaged 1,498,000 in total viewers and 305,000 in the 25-54 demographic. The Daily Briefing at 2PM/ET delivered 1,454,000 in total viewers and 291,000 with A25-54. At 3PM/ET, Shepard Smith Reporting delivered 1,437,000 in total viewers and 293,000 in the demo. At 4PM/ET, Your World with Neil Cavuto garnered 1,494,000 million with P2+ and 285,000 viewers with A25-54.

Among FNC’s evening and primetime programming, The Five (5PM/ET) averaged 2,343,000 in total viewers and delivered 431,000 in the 25-54 demo. At 6PM/ET, Special Report with Bret Baier delivered 2,361,000 in total viewers and 443,000 in the 25-54 demo. The Story with Martha MacCallum at 7PM/ET averaged 2,175,000 with P2+ and 439,000 in the younger 25-54 demo. At 8PM/ET, Tucker Carlson Tonight delivered 2,908,000 in total viewers and 586,000 in the demo. The Ingraham Angle at 10PM/ET garnered 2,487,000 in total viewers and 505,000 in the 25-54 demographic. At 9PM/ET, Hannity delivered 3,196,000 in total viewers and 662,000 in the 25-54 demo, topping all of cable news with P2+.

RATINGS FOR THE TOP FIVE PROGRAMS IN CABLE NEWS:

Total Viewers: Hannity (3,196,000), Rachel Maddow Show (2,993,000) Tucker Carlson Tonight (2,908,000), The Ingraham Angle (2,487,000), Special Report with Bret Baier (2,361,000)

Adults 25-54: The Rachel Maddow Show (664,000), Hannity (662,000), Tucker Carlson Tonight (586,000), The Ingraham Angle (505,000), Last Word with O’Donnell (492,000)

1Q’18 VS. 1Q’17 NIELSEN NUMBERS (7 day week, L+SD):

TOTAL DAY

FNC: 1,445,000 total viewers – down 16% (300,000 in 25-54 – down 16%)

CNN: 713,000 total viewers – down 13% (232,000 in 25-54 – down 12%)

MSNBC: 1,008,000 total viewers – up 30% (221,000 in 25-54 – up 21%)

PRIMETIME: 8-11PM/ET

FNC: 2,479,000 total viewers – down 13% (494,000 in 25-54 – down 14%)

CNN: 985,000 total viewers – down 17% (341,000 in 25-54 – down 16%)

MSNBC: 1,859,000 total viewers – up 30% (405,000 in 25-54 – up 20%)

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