One week after the shocking removal of star anchor Tucker Carlson, Fox News lost the primetime ratings battle with MSNBC.
Fox came in second place with CNN in third.
But MSNBC did something you don’t see often; winning both the total primetime viewers and the advertiser-coveted 25-54 age demographic.
The news comes after Fox has been dominating cable news, often beating the total audience numbers of CNN and MSNBC combined.
Do you remember when Fox News beat MSNBC and CNN combined? 🤔
— mva0727 (@mva0727) May 2, 2023
During Monday primetime, Fox News brought in 1.598 million total viewers and 164,000 demo viewers.
But MSNBC had 1.693 million total viewers and 176,000 demo viewers.
CNN was in third place with 481,000 total viewers and 109,000 demo viewers.
Rachel Maddow’s show led prime time with 2.2 million total viewers.
The MSNBC show was the third highest-rated show for the day.
Fox News’s “The Five” and “Jesse Watters Tonight” beat Maddow but both shows run earlier in the day.
Not sure why this isn’t bigger news but in prime-time MSNBC beat Fox News in both
avg. total viewership 1.693M to 1.598M
in demo 176K to 164K
— mcbc 🇺🇸🗽 (@mcbc) May 2, 2023
- CNN: 481,000
- Fox News: 1.598 million
- MSNBC: 1.693 million
- CNN: 109,000
- Fox News: 164,000
- MSNBC: 176,000
Fox News did win with total day viewers:
- CNN: 469,000
- Fox News: 1.32 million
- MSNBC: 986,000
- CNN: 99,000
- Fox News: 141,000
- MSNBC: 113,000