Fox News Hits 65 Consecutive Weeks At #1 In Prime Time – Forbes

WASHINGTON, DC – MARCH 29: Fox News host Tucker Carlson discusses ‘Populism and the Right’ during … [+] the National Review Institute’s Ideas Summit at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel March 29, 2019 in Washington, DC. Carlson talked about a large variety of topics including dropping testosterone levels, increasing rates of suicide, unemployment, drug addiction and social hierarchy at the summit, which had the theme ‘The Case for the American Experiment.’ (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Fox News Channel host Tucker Carlson pushed his network to yet another week as the most-watched cable news network—marking 65 consecutive weeks at number one. For the week ending May 15th, Tucker Carlson Tonight dominated prime time ratings among viewers 25-54, the key demo most valued by advertisers with an average audience of 461,000 viewers.
Fox News led in prime with an average total audience of 2.224 million viewers, well ahead of rival networks MSNBC and CNN. CNN saw its lowest-rated week of the year in prime time—among total viewers and in the key demo—with none of the network’s shows delivering an audience of more than one million viewers, long considered a benchmark of success for prime time shows. Fox News’ margin over CNN was dramatic—delivering 268% of CNN’s prime time audience for the week.
Fox News Channel’s “The Five” led all cable news programs for the week ending May 15.
In all, Fox had 98 of the week’s 100 most-watched telecasts, and FNC’s The Five continued to show remarkable ratings power, once again taking the title of highest-rated show in cable news despite airing outside of prime time, when viewership is typically the highest.
The Five drew an average total audience of 3.237 million viewers, followed by Tucker Carlson Tonight, Hannity (2.654 million viewers), Jesse Watters Primetime (2.464 million viewers) and Special Report with Bret Baier (2.375 million viewers)—all airing on Fox.


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