The Five’ Makes Television History, Becomes First Non-Primetime Program To Rank Number One In Viewers For A Full Year.
Fox News continues to dominate the ratings, leaving rivals MSNBC and CNN in the dust. Fox News delivered the third-highest-rated year ever in cable news history for 2022 in total daily viewership.
Fox finished the year as the number one cable network in primetime and total day in basic cable viewership for the seventh consecutive year and as the top-rated cable news network for the 21st consecutive year.
According to Nielsen/MRI Fusion, Fox News attracted the most politically diverse audience in cable news with more Democrats, independents and Republicans tuning in than any other network in total viewers and the younger A25-54 demo.
Fox News had the second-highest cable news audience share in its history with 53% for the day overall in the 25-54 demo. The network also drew 55% of the primetime audience from total viewers.
Fox News CEO Suzanne Scott said:
“From America’s choice on election night to being home to a hit late-night show, 2022 was a testament to our unmatched ability to deliver the most innovative news and opinion programming to our audience, which continues to rank as most politically diverse on cable. News.”
“I am extremely proud of the outstanding achievements of our entire team this year.”
Fox News won 13 of the top 15 cable news programs in total viewers, including The Five, Tucker Carlson Tonight, Jesse Watters Primetime, Hannity, Special Report with Bret Baier, The Ingraham Angle, Gutfeld!, Outnumbered, America’s Newsroom, The Faulkner Focus , Your World with Neil Cavuta, American Reports and The Story.
Fox also had 15 top-rated shows in A25-54 and 13 top-rated shows in the 18-49 demo.
Fox News’ hit show ‘The Five’ continued to break records.
For the first time in television history, a non-primetime cable program ended the year as the most watched overall.
Airing at 5 p.m. ET, “The Five” destroyed all daytime and primetime programs on CNN and MSNBC, garnering the largest cable news audience of 2022 with 3,432,000 viewers and 465,000 in A25-54.
According to Fox News:
Nielsen Cable News Ratings for 2022 (12/27/21-12/13/22) vs. 2021 (12/28/20-12/26/21)
FNC: P2,330,000+ (less 1%); 346,000 25-54 (down 7%)
CNN: P730,000+ (33% off); 174,000 25-54 (36% off)
MSNBC: P1,208,000 P2+ (down 21%); 133,000 25-54 (39% off)
FNC: P1,489,000 P2+ (12% increase); 231,000 25-54 (3% increase)
CNN: P568,000 P2+ (27% off); 123,000 25-54 (less than 35%)
MSNBC: P733,000+ (down 19%); 83,000 25-54 (down 35%)