Following the midterm elections, which saw the Democrats maintain their majority in the Senate but the Republicans retake the House, fresh cable news ratings have emerged that are intriguing in terms of data and conservative vs. liberal hosts.
Given the results of the election, one might anticipate more intense competition between both the left and right outlets, but as has been the situation for a long time, conservative news shows are dominating the ratings.
According to the most recent cable news ratings, Fox News is in the first place, far ahead of the competition. Sean Hannity, the rating king of Fox News, continued to rule the 9 p.m. hour on Wednesday. He outperformed the opposition and even tripled CNN’s audience.
2.41 million people watched Hannity overall, including 310,000 viewers in the coveted 25- to 54-year-old audience. There were 753,000 overall viewers and 164,000 in the demo on CNN, where Anderson Cooper stepped in at 9 p.m. while the network chooses a permanent presenter for the hour. Alex Wagner of MSNBC received 151,000 in the demo and 1.65 million overall viewers.
Fox News: 1.72 million
MSNBC: 1.11 million
Fox News: 245,000
Here are the averages for prime time in both the 25-54 demo and overall viewers, which includes programs that air from 8 to 11 p.m.
Fox News: 2.43 million
MSNBC: 1.63 million
Although Fox News saw a 1% reduction in viewers from the previous year, according to Forbes, MSNBC saw a 2% drop in viewers.
With 3.406 million viewers, Fox’s The Five grabbed first place as the most-watched program of the month among the top five programs on Fox News.
With 3.298 million viewers, Tucker Carlson Tonight comes in second, closely followed by Jesse Watters Primetime with 2.911 million, Hannity with 2.741 million, and Special Report with Bret Baier with 2.495 million.
Despite most Americans visiting and preparing for the holiday weekend, according to Mediate, The Five nevertheless attracted more than 3 million viewers on the day before Thanksgiving.
More on this story via The Republic Brief:
This has been a continuum for Fox, as in October Forbes reported numbers with Fox News leading with Tucker Carlson Tonight followed by The Five, Jesse Watters Primetime, Hannity, and Gutfield!
The crucial midterms and the state of the country has seen a rise in interest in politics and voting, and the fact that more conservative Fox is coming out on top indicates that people of both parties are looking to the conservative media for journalism and real reporting. CONTINUE READING…