Fox News’s hit show “The Five” has continued its streak of dominance and finished October as the number one rated show for the seventh consecutive month.
It also finished first in viewers in cable news for the last 10 out of 11 months.
The show averaged 3.4 million viewers, 419,000 in the 25-54 age demographic 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.
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.
Fox was the top network in all of cable with total day viewers for the 20th consecutive month Fox News beat CNN and MSNBC combined with total day and primetime viewers and the critical A25-54 Demo for the 15th consecutive month.
Fox News also had 98 of the top 100 cable news telecasts for the month of October.
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.
According to Fox News:
“At 5 PM/ET, FNC’s late afternoon offering 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 roundtable program averaged 3.4 million viewers, 419,000 with 25-54 demo and 255,000 in the 18-49 demo, outpacing every show on CNN and MSNBC across the board.
“At 8 PM/ET, 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. 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. Notably, FNC’s The Five and Tucker Carlson Tonight both beat ABC’s Good Morning America in total viewers.
“FNC was also the number one cable news network among Hispanic and Asian households in total day 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.
“FNC’s daytime lineup, kicking off with two-hour morning news program, America’s Newsroom with Bill Hemmer and Dana Perino (weekdays, 9-11 AM/ET), delivered 1.8 million viewers and 230,000 in the 25-54 demo.
“The Faulkner Focus at 11 AM/ET, anchored by Harris Faulkner, notched 1.8 million viewers and 237,000 in the 25-54 demo and bested CNN and MSNBC across the board. At 12 PM/ET, Outnumbered earned 1.9 million viewers and 245,000 in the 25-54 demo.
“From 1-3 PM/ET, America Reports with John Roberts and Sandra Smith garnered 1.6 million viewers and 221,000 in the 25-54 demo.
“Notably, FNC’s Outnumbered, America’s Newsroom, The Faulkner Focus and America Reports topped NBC’s TODAY with Hoda & Jenna, ABC’s GMA3 and newly launched NBC News Daily with viewers,” 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%)