We've Known Fox News Was a Ratings Top Dog. But New Primetime Stats Vs MSNBC & CNN Are Ridiculous...
Fox News has been a ratings behemoth for a while.
The cable channel, started by Rupert Murdoch and Roger Ailes more than 20 years ago, is now first among all cable news channels. Lately, the channel has won so many viewers that it rates as a top all-around cable channel.
But these latest ratings are bananas—even for Fox.
Adweek has just posted the numbers for the primetime ratings:
The numbers show that Fox's primetime ratings are better than the ratings for all three of its competitors—CNN, MSNBC and HLN combined.
The addition of Tucker Carlson in the 7 p.m. eastern slot has been nothing but a ratings boon.
In the ratings above, he hosted his new show and filled in for the Bill O'Reilly slot, continuing to grow the ratings before they dropped off for Megyn Kelly's show at 9 p.m. eastern. O'Reilly's show and its repeat are usually among the top-rated shows at the network.
It seems a whole lot of Americans are resonating with the message Fox News is sending.