Another quarter, another win for Fox News in total viewership.
FNC was the most-viewed basic cable network in the first quarter of 2018, both in prime time and full day. It’s now 7 straight quarterback wins in total. Additionally, FNC is in the top five basic cable networks for six consecutive quarters with demo 25-54 during the total day.
Despite being the most watched cable network during the day and the most watched cable information network in all relevant time slots for the 65th consecutive quarter (since 2002), FNC was down double-digit by report to the first quarter of 2017, Fox News’ most-viewed quarter. , and the childhood of the Trump administration. Fox News was -13 percent of total viewers and -14 percent of prime-time demo viewers, and -16 percent of total viewers and -16 percent of demonstration during the whole day (6 a.m. – 6 a.m.).
On the prime-time programming front – Sean hannity continued his reign as the most-watched cable news host, and it was the only program that managed to eclipse 3,000 total viewers in the first quarter. But MSNBC Rachel Maddow is the most watched cable news host among adults aged 25 to 54, the most important demo to TV news announcers. But Maddow’s margin of victory in the demo was extremely slim. She beat Hannity by just 2,000 demo viewers, according to Nielsen Live + data the same day.
Tucker carlson managed to dominate the 20-hour time slot, while Laura ingraham won 22 hours, both in total viewers and 25 to 54 viewers of the demo.
Fox News still managed to claim 14 of the top 20 cable news programs in total viewers and 12 of the top 20 in the 25-54 demo.
FOX NEWS CHANNEL CONTINUES TO FIRST CABLE INFORMATION LANDSCAPE THROUGH TOTAL DAY AND PRIMETIME FOR 65 CONSECUTIVE QUARTERS
FNC dominates all core cables during the total day for seven consecutive quarters
Hannity Crushs 1Q’2018 as most-watched program on Cable News
FOX News Channel (FNC) continuing to dominate, has scored 65 consecutive quarters as the highest-rated cable news channel in total day and prime time with P2 +, according to Nielsen Media Research. During the Total Day, FNC also topped basic cable in total viewers, ranking seven quarters in a row as the highest rated basic cable network during the Total Day. Additionally, FNC has been one of the top five basic cable networks for six consecutive quarters with the population 25-54 during the total day.
During the first quarter of 2018, FNC averaged 1,445,000 million total viewers and 300,000 with A25-54 during the total day. During prime time, FNC delivered 2,479,000 viewers in total and 494,000 in the 25-54 age group. Additionally, FNC has overtaken MSNBC and CNN in prime time and total daytime with P2 + and A25-54.
Additionally, the network claimed 14 of the top 20 cable news programs in total viewers and 12 of the top 20 in the 25-54 demo. FNC’s prime-time programs were among the top four most watched programs by total viewers and with the A25-54 demo, Hannity ranking as the most-watched program of all cable news with 3,196 000 total viewers and 662,000 in demo 25-54, Tucker Carlson Tonight had 2,908,000 total viewers and 586,000 in demo and The Ingraham Angle averaged 2,487,000 total viewers and 505,000 in demo 25-54.
To kick off the day at 5 a.m. / ET, FOX & Friends First averaged 666,000 total viewers and 175,000 in the 25-54 demo. The network’s flagship morning show, FOX & Friends (6-9 am / ET), attracted 1,533,000 total viewers and 345,000 among 25-54 year olds. At 9:00 am ET, the US newsroom averaged 1,751,000 with P2 + and 318,000 in the younger demo of 25-54. FNC’s afternoon ensemble show Outnumbered (12 PM/ET) drew 1,642,000 total viewers and 305,000 in the demo. As of 1:00 p.m. ET, Outnumbered Overtimes had an average of 1,498,000 total viewers and 305,000 in the 25-54 age bracket. The Daily Briefing at 2:00 pm / ET attracted 1,454,000 total viewers and 291,000 with A25-54. At 3:00 p.m. ET, Shepard Smith Reporting delivered 1,437,000 total viewers and 293,000 in the demo. At 4:00 p.m. ET, Your World with Neil Cavuto had 1,494,000 million viewers with P2 + and 285,000 viewers with A25-54.
Of FNC’s evening and prime-time shows, The Five (5:00 p.m. ET) averaged 2,343,000 total viewers and delivered 431,000 in demo 25-54. At 6:00 p.m. ET, the special report with Bret Baier delivered 2,361,000 total viewers and 443,000 in the 25-54 demo. The story with Martha MacCallum at 7:00 PM ET averaged 2,175,000 with P2 + and 439,000 in the younger 25-54 demo. At 8:00 p.m. ET, Tucker Carlson Tonight delivered 2,908,000 total viewers and 586,000 in the demo. The Ingraham Angle at 10 p.m. ET drew 2,487,000 total viewers and 505,000 in the 25-54 age group. At 9:00 p.m. ET, Hannity had 3,196,000 total viewers and 662,000 in demo 25-54, topping all cable news with P2 +.
EVALUATIONS OF THE FIVE BEST PROGRAMS IN CABLE NEWS:
Total viewers: Hannity (3,196,000), Rachel Maddow Show (2,993,000) Tucker Carlson Tonight (2,908,000), The Ingraham Angle (2,487,000), special report with Bret Baier (2,361,000)
Adults 25-54: The Rachel Maddow Show (664,000), Hannity (662,000), Tucker Carlson Tonight (586,000), The Ingraham Angle (505,000), Last Word with O’Donnell (492,000)
1Q’18 VS. NIELSEN NUMBERS 1Q’17 (week 7 days, L + SD):
FNC: 1,445,000 total viewers – down 16% (300,000 in 25-54 – down 16%)
CNN: 713,000 total viewers – down 13% (232,000 in 25-54 – down 12%)
Mthe SNBC: 1,008,000 viewers in total – up 30% (221,000 in 25-54 – up 21%)
PRIMETIME: 8 p.m. – 11 p.m. / ET
FNC: 2,479,000 total viewers – down 13% (494,000 in 25-54 – down 14%)
CNN: 985,000 total viewers – down 17% (341,000 in 25-54 – down 16%)
MSNBC: 1,859,000 total viewers – up 30% (405,000 in 25-54 – up 20%)
FOX News Channel (FNC) is a comprehensive 24-hour news service dedicated to delivering breaking news as well as political and business news. The premier cable network, FNC has been the most-watched television news channel for 16 years and, according to a Gallup / Knight Foundation poll, is the nation’s most objective news source. Owned by 21st Century Fox, FNC is available in over 90 million homes and dominates the cable news landscape, consistently ranking among the top ten of its genre.