Fox News maintains its dominance in television ratings, outperforming rivals MSNBC and CNN yet again. In 2022, Fox News achieved its third-highest-rated year in cable news history for total day viewership.
For the seventh consecutive year, Fox finished as the number one cable network in both primetime and total day viewership in basic cable, also securing its 21st straight year as the highest-rated cable news network.
According to Nielsen/MRI Fusion data, Fox News attracted the most politically diverse audience in cable news, with a significant number of Democrats, Independents, and Republicans tuning in, particularly in the coveted A25-54 demographic.
In total day viewership, Fox News held its second-highest share of the cable news audience in its history, capturing 53% of the A25-54 demographic. Moreover, the network commanded 55% of the primetime audience in total viewers.
Fox News CEO Suzanne Scott expressed pride in the team’s achievements, highlighting the network’s commitment to delivering innovative news and opinion programming.
Fox News claimed the top 13 out of 15 programs in cable news for total viewers, including popular shows like “The Five,” “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” “Hannity,” and “The Ingraham Angle.”
In a historic moment, Fox News’ daytime program “The Five” secured its place as the most-watched cable program in total viewers for the entire year, a first in television history. Broadcasting at 5 PM/ET, “The Five” surpassed all daytime and primetime programming on CNN and MSNBC, boasting the largest audience in cable news with 3,432,000 viewers and 465,000 in the A25-54 demographic.