Fox News Was Most-Watched Cable Network Among Hispanics in October

The latest tv ratings figures have spelled doom for the Democrats ahead of the midterms as Fox News Channel was the most-watched cable network among Hispanics in October.

Fox News accounted for 55 percent of all cable news viewers across prime time and 54 percent of total day viewers.

The network also beat its rivals for the 20th consecutive month.

Fox beat CNN and MSNBC combined with total day and primetime viewers and the critical 25-54 age demographic for the 15th consecutive month.

As Slay News reported earlier, Fox had 98 of the top 100 cable news telecasts for the month of October.

Fox News even beat both MSNBC and CNN in total day and prime time viewers in the key demo among Democrats and Independents.

And, in an even bigger blow to the Democratic Party, Fox News was the most-watched cable news network among Hispanic and Asian households in total day viewers.

Fox News’s “The Five,” “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” “Jesse Watters Prime Time,” “Hannity,” and “Special Report with Bret Baier” made up the five most-watched shows on all cable.

“The Five” also scored its 7th consecutive month at number one on all cable news.

Tucker Carlson was number one in the critical 25-54 demo for the month.

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.

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“According to Nielsen MRI Fusion, FNC also remained the most-watched network across the political spectrum with more Independents and Democrats choosing FNC as their preferred network than MSNBC and CNN in total day and primetime viewers in the A25-54 demo.

“FNC was also the number one cable news network among Hispanic and Asian households in total day viewers.

“Gutfeld! was once again one of the highlights of the month garnering 2,159,000 P2+ and 337,000 A25-54 and continuing to make television history with its second highest-rated month since launch in viewers.

“Gutfeld! also bested ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! (1,447,000 P2+) and NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon (1,358,000 P2+) in total viewers.

FNC’s late-night show also swept Comedy Central’s The Daily Show (403,000 P2+, 145,000 A25-54) across the board in total viewers and the younger 25-54 demo.

“Hannity at 9 PM/ET scored over 2.7 million viewers, 344,000 in the 25-54 demo and 206,000 among adults 18-49, achieving the fourth most-watched program in all categories and outpacing the competition on MSNBC and CNN combined.

“MSNBC’s newly-launched 9 PM/ET program Alex Wagner Tonight delivered its worst month since launch with just 1,425,000 million viewers and 134,000 in the 25-54 demo, and CNN’s 9 PM hour helmed by Jake Tapper averaged just 691,000 viewers and 153,000 with A25-54. At 10 PM/ET, The Ingraham Angle garnered 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,” Fox News said.

OCTOBER 2022 VS. OCTOBER 2021 NIELSEN NUMBERS (seven day week, L+SD):


  • FNC: 1,482,000 total viewers – up 5% (206,000 in 25-54 – down 10%)
  • CNN: 533,000 total viewers – up 9% (106,000 in 25-54 – up 3%)
  • MSNBC: 751,000 total viewers – up 10% (80,000 in 25-54 – up 1%)


  • FNC: 2,292,000 total viewers – down 1% (295,000 in 25-54- down 15%)
  • CNN: 624,000 total viewers – down 6% (134,000 in 25-54 – down 3%)
  • MSNBC: 1,177,000 total viewers – down 2% (114,000 in 25-54 – down 20%)
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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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