Fox News Channel’s ‘The Five’ Is The Most-Watched Show In Cable News


Fox News Channel dominated the week’s cable news ratings, with The Five taking the title as the most-watched show in cable news. The Five drew an average total audience of 3.332 million viewers for the week ending January 22nd, according to ratings data compiled by Nielsen. The panel program continues to be a stronger performer, despite airing outside of prime time, when viewership levels are higher.

After The Five, the highest-rated shows of the week were Tucker Carlson Tonight (3.086 million viewers), Jesse Watters Primetime (2.647 million viewers), Hannity (2.386 million viewers) and Special Report with Bret Baier (2.367 million viewers)—all airing on the Fox News Channel.

In prime, Fox News led the cable news networks with an average total audience of 1.996 million viewers—beating CNN and MSNBC combined. Overall, Fox had fully 92 of the 100 highest-rated cable news telecasts for the week.

Among viewers 25-54, the demographic group most valued by advertisers, Tucker Carlson Tonight was first with 442,000 viewers, followed by The Five (374,000 viewers), Hannity (303,000 viewers), Jesse Watters Primetime (266,000 viewers) and Special Report with Bret Baier (256,000 viewers).

Fox & Friends dominated the morning ratings with an average total audience of 1.260 million viewers, well ahead of MSNBC’s Morning Joe (760,000 viewers) and CNN This Morning, which slumped to its worst week since the show’s launch, drawing a total audience of 331,000 viewers.

In the key demo, Fox & Friends was first with 180,000 viewers, followed by Morning Joe (98,000 viewers) and CNN This Morning (65,000 viewers).

In late night, Fox News’ Gutfeld! continued to be a strong ratings performer, delivering an average total audience of 2.010 million viewers, surpassing both ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live (1.819 million viewers) and NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon (1.278 million viewers).

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