Fox News Clobbers Competition In Newly Released Ratings

( The Fox News Channel finished the third quarter as the most-watched cable network both in total viewership and primetime viewership.

The third quarter of 2022 was a busy news cycle with explosive stories like the FBI raid on Mar-a-Lago and the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

During the third quarter, Fox averaged 1.4 million total daytime viewers, nearly double that of the second place MSNBC, which averaged 783,000. Rounding out the top five cable channels during the quarter were CNN, ESPN, and HGTV.

This was the sixth-straight quarter where Fox News finished at number one, airing 94 of the top 100 shows on cable news.

During primetime, Fox drew an average of 2.2 million viewers in the third quarter, topping MSNBC and CNN combined. MSNBC averaged 1.3 million while CNN’s primetime coverage averaged only 717,000, failing to even make the top five.

Rounding out the top five cable channels during primetime were ESPN, HGTV, and the Hallmark channel.

The third quarter marks the 83rd consecutive quarter Fox News was rated number one during primetime.

Fox’s “The Five” averaged 3.3 million viewers, making it the number one cable news program during the quarter. This is the first time in history that a non-primetime cable news program has ever topped the category for four consecutive quarters.

Second place went to “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” which averaged 3.2 million viewers. Rounding out the top seven were “Jesse Watters Primetime,” “Hannity,” “Special Report with Bret Baier,” “The Ingraham Angle,” and Fox’s late-night show, “Gutfeld!”

Meanwhile, the “top-rated” show from CNN was “Anderson Cooper 360” which averaged fewer than a million viewers and only made it to Number 24 behind 15 Fox shows and 8 shows from MSNBC.

Fox News also dominated the ratings among the coveted 25-54 demo, sweeping the top 15 cable news programs in the third quarter.