Cable news is a barometer of America’s watching preferences, and the country favors conservative news.
Liberals enjoy criticizing conservative talk shows, but the data do not lie.
Fox News has dominated the cable news industry for some time, and in May, Deadline reported on this success:
In primetime, the network attracted 2.27 million viewers, up 4 percent from May 2021. MSNBC drew 1.02 million viewers, a decrease of 32%, while CNN averaged 660,000 viewers, a decrease of 28%. Fox News averaged 351,000 viewers in the 25-54 demographic, compared to 150,000 for CNN and 105,000 for MSNBC.
Fox News averaged 1.46 million viewers per day, an increase of 23 percent. MSNBC averaged 634,000 viewers, down 24 percent, while CNN averaged 500,000 viewers, down 19 percent. Fox News was the highest-rated cable news channel in terms of total daytime viewers. Fox News dominated the 25-54 demographic with an average of 229,000 viewers, followed by CNN with 106,000 and MSNBC with 70,000.
The Five averaged 3.28 million viewers, the most among cable news networks, followed by Tucker Carlson Tonight (3.2 million), Hannity (2.7 million), Jesse Watters Primetime (2.6 million), and Special Report with Bret Baier (2.48 million).
More on this story via The Republic Brief:
“In the 25-54 demo, Tucker Carlson Tonight was on top with an average of 522,000 viewers, followed by The Five with 447,000, Hannity with 428,000, The Ingraham Angle with 382,000, and Jesse Watters Primetime at 362,000,” Deadline reported.
The hit show “The Five” once again led all cable news shows in total viewers and it wasn’t even close, Conservative Brief reported…
“Fox News Channel was the most-watched basic cable network in total day and the third-most-watched in primetime. The cable news powerhouse also averaged more total primetime viewers than CNN and MSNBC combined for the 45th consecutive week,” AdWeek reported.
AdWeek also noted how far-left networks CNN and MSNBC continue to struggle:
MSNBC finished last week No. 4 on cable in total primetime viewers, failing to crack a million (910,000) for the third consecutive week. Prior to the week of May 2, MSNBC hadn’t averaged fewer than 1 million primetime viewers in a week (outside of holiday weeks) since 2016. The 910,000 primetime viewer average is -7% from what the network averaged in the daypart the previous week.
MSNBC also averaged 603,000 total day viewers last week, No. 4 on basic cable and -3% from the prior week. When it came to adults 25-54, MSNBC averaged 90,000 in primetime this past week—which is -6% from the prior week—and 66,000 adults 25-54 in total day, which is -3% from the prior week. Read more…