NEW YORK – November 28, 2018 – FOX News Channel (FNC) crushed all of basic cable during the month of November as the most-watched network in total day with 1.5 million in total viewers, according to Nielsen Media Research. Marking 29 consecutive months as the most-watched basic cable network in total day, FNC continues to dominate the cable landscape in primetime with 2.4 million in total viewers.
Throughout total day and primetime, FNC continued crushing CNN and MSNBC in total viewers and the 25-54 demographic. In primetime, FNC averaged 2,439,000 beating CNN’s 1,119,000 and MSNBC’s 1,835,000 in total viewers. With Adults 25-54, FNC garnered 478,000, topping CNN’s 374,000and MSNBC’s 332,000. In total day, FNC averaged 1,475,000 in total viewers, trouncing CNN’s 761,000 and MSNBC’s 1,024,000. In the 25-54 demo, FNC averaged 293,000 ranking ahead of CNN with 231,000 and MSNBC with 181,000.
For the month of November, accounted for 10 of the top 15 cable news programs in total viewers and claimed six of the top 10 cable news programs in the 25-54 demo. Hannity, Tucker Carlson Tonight, The Ingraham Angle and The Five were among the top five programs in both total viewers and in the 25-54 demographic. Additionally, Hannity was the most-watched cable news program for the eighth consecutive month and is on track to be the number one show in cable news for all of 2018, the second year in a row.
Kicking off FNC’s daytime programming, the 4AM/ET hour of FOX & Friends First garnered 554,000 in total viewers and 132,000 with A25-54. The 5AM/ET hour of FOX & Friends First had a total of 719,000 total viewers and 169,000 with A25-54. Continuing to make cable news history, FNC’s signature morning show FOX & Friends marked 205 months as the number one cable news program in its timeslot, with an average of 1.6 million in total viewers and 346,000 with the 25-54 demo for the month of November. At 9AM/ET, America’s Newsroom delivered 1.7 million in total viewers with P2+ and 324,000 with A25-54. FNC’s afternoon ensemble program at 12PM/ET, Outnumbered, garnered 1.7 million in total viewers and 323,000 in the 25-54 category. Outnumbered Overtime anchored by Harris Faulkner delivered 1.5 million in total viewers and 296,000 with A25-54 while The Daily Briefing with Dana Perino averaged 1.5 million in total viewers and 287,000 in the 25-54 demo. During the 3PM/ET hour, FNC’s Shepard Smith Reporting averaged 1.4 million viewers with P2+ and 255,000 with A25-54.Your World with Neil Cavuto at 4PM/ET delivered 1.6 million viewers with P2+ and averaged 288,000 with A25-54.
During FNC’s early evening and primetime programming, The Five garnered 2.7 million in total viewers and 468,000 in the demo. Anchored by chief political anchor Bret Baier at 6PM/ET, Special Report averaged 2.4 million in total viewers and 435,000 in the 25-54 demo. The Story with Martha MacCallum at 7PM/ET delivered 2.1 million in total viewers and 416,000 with A25-54.
At 8PM/ET, Tucker Carlson Tonight delivered 2.8 million in total viewers and 539,000 with A25-54, marking two consecutive months beating MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Show in the demo. Hannity was the most-watched cable news program for the eighth consecutive month, with over 3 million in total viewers and 571,000 in the 25-54 demo. The Ingraham Angle, hosted by Laura Ingraham, averaged 2.6 million in total viewers and averaged 496,000 in the A25-54 demo. FOX News @ Night with Shannon Bream garnered 1.5 million in total viewers and 351,000 with A25-54. During the weekends, Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo averaged 1.6 million in total viewers and 266,000 in the demo on Sundays at 10AM/ET. MediaBuzz hosted by Howie Kurtz delivered 1.4 million in total viewers and 258,000 in the 25-54 demo, easily besting CNN’s Reliable Sources in both categories (953,000 P2+; 233,000 25-54 demo).
RATINGS FOR THE TOP FIVE PROGRAMS IN CABLE NEWS FOR NOVEMBER 2018:
Total Viewers: Hannity (3,026,000), Rachel Maddow Show (2,900,000), Tucker Carlson Tonight (2,825,000), The Five (2,673,000), The Ingraham Angle (2,560,000)
Adults 25-54: Hannity (571,000), Tucker Carlson Tonight (539,000), Rachel Maddow Show (525,000), The Ingraham Angle (496,000), The Five (468,000)
NOVEMBER 2018 VS. NOVEMBER 2017 NIELSEN NUMBERS (7-day week, L+SD):
FNC: 1,475,000 total viewers – up 3% (293,000 in 25-54 – down 2%)
CNN: 761,000 total viewers – up 10% (231,000 in 25-54 – up 1%)
MSNBC: 1,024,000 total viewers – up 9% (181,000 in 25-54 – down 13%)
FNC: 2,439,000 total viewers – up 6% (478,000 in 25-54 – up 7%)
CNN: 1,119,000 total viewers – up 31% (374,000 in 25-54 – up 24%)
MSNBC: 1,835,000 total viewers – up 9% (332,000 in 25-54 – down 11%)
FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-encompassing news service delivering breaking news as well as political and business news. The number one network in cable, FNC has been the most watched television news channel for more than 16 years. According to a Suffolk University/USA Today survey, Fox News is the most trusted source for television news or commentary in the country and a 2017 Gallup/Knight Foundation survey found that among Americans who could name an objective news source, Fox News is the top-cited outlet. Owned by 21st Century Fox, FNC is available in nearly 90 million homes and dominates the cable news landscape, routinely notching the top ten programs in the genre.
FOX News Media Contact:
Jaclyn Giuliano; 212.301.3436