Fox News star Greg Gutfeld has revealed the secret behind his network crushing CNN and MSNBC in the cable ratings, explaining that it’s because “they suck and we don’t.”
Continued its streak of total dominance over the competition this week, the latest figures show Fox News beating CNN and MSNBC combined in both the high-coveted key 25-54 age demographic and in overall viewers.
The key 25-54 demographic is the most desirable demographic group to advertisers, making those audiences more lucrative for networks.
Fox averaged 282,000 viewers in the top advertising demo for the day, while CNN averaged 121,000 and MSNBC averaged 112,000.
In prime time, Fox News brought in 430,000 viewers while CNN averaged 149,000 and MSNBC had a 168,000 average.
Greg Gutfeld explained why Fox keeps crushing the competition: “Axios claims cable viewership is down 19% in primetime in the first half of the year for CNN, MSNBC and FOX News.
“I told Fox that Jesse would have that effect, but they didn’t listen.
“It sucks until you actually read further and I quote, ‘Those losses skew heavily towards CNN and MSNBC.’
“Wait, wait. I’m not done – ‘Which are down 47 and 33%, respectively.’
“Fox ratings are up 12%.
“What the hell?
“Why did you group them together and say they all went down on average when only two did? That’s like lumping Michael Jordan in with the Buffalo Bills and the French army.
“They also claimed that cable news saw a drop compared to pre-pandemic levels.
“With again three networks down 15% in primetime until they then say MSNBC and CNN are down 16 and 35%, respectively.
“And Fox is up. So again, why?
“Don’t lump us in with Andrea Mitchell unless I also get to sleep with Alan Greenspan. I hear he’s an animal.
“Yeah, but it’s no surprise they pull this crap.
“And it’s also no surprise to see CNN and MSNBC go down as we rise,” he said.
“They suck and we don’t.”
Here are the total day averages in total viewers and the 25-54 demo:
- CNN: 528,000
- Fox News: 1.76 million
- MSNBC: 986,000
- 25-54 Demo:
- CNN: 121,000
- Fox News: 282,000
- MSNBC: 112,000
Here are the prime time averages — encompassing shows which air from 8-11 p.m. — in total viewers and the 25-54 demo:
- CNN: 588,000
- Fox News: 2.66 million
- MSNBC: 1.53 million
- 25-54 Demo:
- CNN: 149,000
- Fox News: 430,000
- MSNBC: 168,000