‘The Five’ Continues to Make Ratings History, Finishes November as No. 1 Show for 8th Consecutive Month

Fox News’s hit show “The Five” has continued to make ratings history after finishing November as the number one show in all of cable news for the eighth consecutive month.

“The Five” has finished first in cable news for 11 out of the last 12 months.

The program averaged 3.7 million viewers, 466,000 in the 25-54 age demographic and 285,000 in the 18-49 demo.

It has also been outpacing every show on CNN and MSNBC, across the board.

What is remarkable about the show’s winning streak is that “The Five” is broadcast during the day, not in primetime.

No other non-primetime show has been able to do what “The Five” has achieved.

Fox News dominated rivals MSNBC and CNN combined in day viewers and primetime viewers for the fourth straight month.

The network had 93 of the top 100 cable news shows for the month and had the top 14 programs in cable news with viewers and the top 15 cable news programs in the 25-54 demo.

Fox News was the most-watched network across the political spectrum with more Independents and Democrats watching Fox News than MSNBC and CNN in total day and primetime viewers in the 25-54 age demo.

Fox News was also the number one cable news network among Hispanic and Asian households across the total for day and primetime viewers.

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FOX & Friends finished November with 1.5 million viewers crushing the newly launched CNN The Morning and MSNBC’s Morning Joe combined in viewers and the key demo.

The hit show beat every offering on CNN in total viewers and in the 25-54 demo.

Greg Gutfeld’s show delivered its highest-rated month since launch in viewers and A25-54, topping all of late-night television across the board in viewers with 2,322,000 viewers.

“Gutfeld!” beat Stephen Colbert in the younger A25-54 demographic for the full month for the first time with 397,000.

According to Fox News:

At 5 PM/ET, The Five continued as the number one rated show with viewers for the eighth consecutive month and finished first in cable news for the last 11 out of 12 months. The roundtable program averaged 3.7 million viewers, 466,000 with 25-54 demo and 285,000 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 and 18-49 demos, averaging 3.5 million viewers and 506,000 in the 25-54 demo, as well as 318,000 in the 18-49 category throughout November. 

Hannity at 9 PM/ET scored 3.1 million viewers, 428,000 in the 25-54 demo and 266,000 among adults 18-49, achieving the third most-watched program with A25-54 and outpacing the competition on MSNBC and CNN combined. Comparatively, CNN averaged just 526,000 viewers and 114,000 with A25-54 at 9 PM. At 10 PM/ET, The Ingraham Angle garnered 2.5 million viewers, 362,000 in the 25-54 demo, and 221,000 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 Good Morning America, Greys Anatomy, and Tulsa King in total viewers.

Special Report with Bret Baier (weeknights, 6 PM/ET) averaged 2.8 million viewers and 364,000 in the 25-54 demo. At 7 PM/ET, FNC’s Jesse Watters Primetime finished as the third highest-rated cable news program, averaging 3.2 million viewers and 405,000 in the 25-54 demo, continuing its run as the fastest-growing program in cable news seeing 32% growth year-over-year.

At 12 AM/ET, FOX News @ Night, anchored by Trace Gallagher, surpassed the competition, delivering over 1.2 million viewers and 219,000 with A25-54.

From 4-6 PM/ET, FOX & Friends FIRST garnered 632,000 viewers and 112,000 with A25-54. FNC’s signature morning show FOX & Friends (weekdays, 6-9 AM/ET) finished November with 1.5 million viewers and 237,000 in the demo, easily outpacing the newly launched CNN The Morning and MSNBC’s Morning Joe combined across both categories.

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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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