Fox News has once again dominated the ratings, leaving competitors MSNBC and CNN in the dust. In fact, 2022 was the third-highest-rated year ever in cable news history for total day viewers. Fox News has consistently been the number one cable network for the past seven years, both in primetime and total day viewership.
What sets Fox News apart is its ability to attract a politically diverse audience. Data from Nielsen/MRI Fusion shows that more Democrats, Independents, and Republicans tune in to Fox News than any other network. This popularity extends to the younger demographic as well, with Fox News drawing the most viewers in the age group of 25-54.
Fox News CEO Suzanne Scott couldn’t be prouder of the accomplishments the network achieved in 2022. She attributes their success to their innovative news and opinion programming, which resonates with the politically diverse cable news audience. And this isn’t just talk – Fox News captured an impressive 53% share of the 25-54 demographic during total daytime viewership.
Among the many successful shows on Fox News, one that stands out is ‘The Five’. This groundbreaking program made history by becoming the first non-primetime cable show to rank number one in viewership for an entire year. Airing at 5 PM ET, ‘The Five’ attracted an astounding 3,432,000 viewers in 2022, surpassing all daytime and primetime programming on CNN and MSNBC. It also received high praise from the A25-54 demographic, with 465,000 viewers tuning in.
What makes ‘The Five’ special is its unique format and the diverse panel of hosts who offer insightful perspectives on the day’s biggest stories. Audiences are captivated by the engaging discussions and informative content. With its strong viewership numbers, ‘The Five’ has proven to be a must-watch program for cable news enthusiasts.
The success of Fox News doesn’t come as a surprise. The network’s commitment to delivering innovative programming across a wide range of topics has solidified its position as the leading cable news network. Regardless of political affiliation, viewers can expect even more groundbreaking shows and compelling content from Fox News in the years to come.