Larry Kudlow Crushes Competition, Continues Reign with Number One Business Show on TV

President Donald Trump’s former National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow has continued his reign with the number one business show on TV.

Fox Business Network (FBN) delivered its seventh consecutive month as the leader in business news.

Fox beat CNBC with a 29% advantage in business day viewers.

October was FBN’s third highest-rated month ever in Business Day with total viewers.

The news wasn’t so great for CNBC, however, as the network saw its worst-performing month since November 2013 in total viewers in the crucial 25-54 age demographic.

Larry Kudlow’s show “Kudlow” recorded its 13th consecutive monthly win over CNBC’S “Closing Bell,” continuing its streak as the number one business show in television.

“Kudlow” averaged 347,000 total viewers per episode and delivered an 89% advantage win over CNBC in total viewers.

According to Fox Business:

“FBN’s pre-market program Mornings with Maria (weekdays, 6-9 AM/ET) also bested the CNBC competition, averaging 124,000 in total viewers compared to CNBC’s 101,000 and delivering double-digit advantages year-over-year (43% advantage with P2+; 50% advantage with A25-54).

“Stuart Varney’s Varney & Co. (weekdays, 9 AM-12 PM/ET) delivered a 51% advantage over CNBC (FBN: 311,000 P2+ vs. CNBC: 206,000 P2+) overtaking the competition for the eighth consecutive month. Varney also continued as the second highest-rated program in business news, behind Kudlow for the month.

“Cavuto: Coast to Coast (weekdays, 12-2 PM/ET) anchored by managing editor of business news Neil Cavuto, earned a 41% program year-over-year win and netted 199,000 total viewers for the month.

“Making Money with Charles Payne (weekdays, 2 PM/ET) garnered a 9% advantage over CNBC with 192,000 P2+, while Liz Claman’s The Claman Countdown (weekdays, 3 PM/ET) scored its second monthly win over CNBC’s Closing Bell this year with 203,000 total viewers.

“The post-market programs FOX Business Tonight (weekdays, 5 PM/ET) and The Evening Edit (weekdays, 6 PM/ET) both saw year-over-year double-digit audience growth of 26% and 34% respectively.

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“Kennedy (Mon.-Thurs., 7 PM/ET) delivered its highest rated month in viewers since February 2021 with 125,000 total viewers,” Fox Business said.

Ratings for the month of October 2022:

Business Day (9:30 AM-5 PM/ET)

  • FBN: 257,000 total viewers and 24,000 A25-54
  • CNBC: 199,000 total viewers and 37,000 A25-54

Market Hours (9 AM-4 PM/ET)

  • FBN: 247,000 total viewers and 23,000 A25-54
  • CNBC: 202,000 total viewers and 38,000 A25-54

Total Day (6AM-6AM/ET)

  • FBN: 149,000 total viewers and 16,000 A25-54
  • CNBC: 145,000 total viewers and 32,000 A25-54
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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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