‘Fox & Friends’ Crushes Rivals on CNN and MSNBC, Scores Top Cable Morning Show for 19th Consecutive Month

Fox News’s hit show “Fox & Friends” has continued to dominate the competition by finishing October as the number one cable morning show for the 19th consecutive month.

During October, the show enjoyed an average of 1.4 million viewers and 211,000 in the critical 25-54 age demographic.

“Fox & Friends” easily beat CNN’s “New Day” and MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” combined across both categories.

The show continued as the number one cable news program in the mornings in both categories for the 19th consecutive month.

Fox News also beat CNN and MSNBC combined with total day and primetime viewers and the critical A25-54 Demo for the 15th consecutive month.

Fox News had 98 of the top 100 cable news telecasts for the month of October.

Fox was the only cable news network to post growth month-over-month across the board.

In total day, Fox News delivered 1.5 million viewers, 206,000 with the 25-54 demo and 124,000 with the 18-49 demo.

In primetime, Fox News delivered 2.3 million viewers, 295,000 in the 25-54 demo, and 180,000 in the 18-49 demo.

October was also CNN’s worst month with primetime viewers year to date.

Fox News’s hit show “The Five” continued as the number one rated show in viewers for the seventh consecutive month and finished first in cable news for the last 10 out of 11 months.

The show averaged 3.4 million viewers, 419,000 in the 25-54 demo and 255,000 in the 18-49 demo beating every show on CNN and MSNBC.

“Tucker Carlson Tonight” continued as the highest-rated program in cable news in the younger 25-54 demo, averaging 3.3 million viewers and 470,000 in the 25-54 demo, as well as 295,000 in the 18-49 category throughout October.

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“The Ingraham Angle” had 2.2 million viewers, 292,000 in the 25-54 demo, and 171,000 in 18-49 continuing her streak as the most-watched female in cable news.

“The Five” and “Tucker Carlson Tonight” both beat ABC’s “Good Morning America” in total viewers.

Total Viewers:

  • The Five (3,406,000),
  • Tucker Carlson Tonight (3,298,000),
  • Jesse Watters Primetime (2,911,000),
  • Hannity (2,741,000),
  • Special Report with Bret Baier (2,495,000)

Adults 25-54:

  • Tucker Carlson Tonight (470,000),
  • The Five (419,000),
  • Jesse Watters Primetime (364,000)
  • Hannity (344,000),
  • Gutfeld! (337,000)
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By David Hawkins

David Hawkins is a writer who specializes in political commentary and world affairs. He's been writing professionally since 2014.

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