There's a new champion for cable news ratings. It's a Fox News program, but surprise, it's not Tucker Carlson Tonight.
The Fox News program "The Five" has been named the most-watched show on cable news with an average of 3.5 million viewers, per Nielsen data for 2022.
There is a new cable news ratings champion.
Nielsen data for 2022 rank the Fox News round table program “The Five” as the most watched show, toppling “Tucker Carlson Tonight." @SteveBattaglio has more. https://t.co/xQI360ESLc
— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) December 19, 2022
Tucker Carlston Tonight averaged 3.3 million viewers for the year, which is a 3% increase over 2021 when it was the most-watched cable news program.
The Five, which airs at 5 p.m. ET and 2 p.m. PT, had its audience increase by over 17%. It's the first non-prime-time show to finish the year as the top-ranked program.
According to Nielsen, the top five most-watched broadcast news shows are:
1. The Five (3.69 million viewers)
2. Tucker Carlson Tonight (3.62m)
3. Jesse Watters Primetime (3.1m)
4. Hannity (3m)
5. Special Report with Bret Baier (2.6m)
All five are on Fox News. pic.twitter.com/iLUswRlUcU
— Robert G. Reeve (@RobertGReeve) May 13, 2022
The cast of the show includes features conservatives Jesse Watters, Dana Perino, Jeanine Pirro and Greg Gutfeld along with a rotating chair shared by three liberal commentators, Jessica Tarlov, Harold Ford and Geraldo Rivera.
This makes the 21st consecutive year that Fox News was the most-watched cable news network. The network has an average of 1.49 million viewers, a 12% gain compared to 2021.
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