Tucker Carlson, the host of Fox News Channel, has led his network to another week as one of the most-watched cable news networks, making it 65 weeks in a row. With an average audience of 461,000 people for the whole week ending May 15th, Tucker Carlson Tonight won primetime television ratings amongst viewers 25-54, the key demo most coveted by advertisers.
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With a total average viewership of 2.224 million in primetime, Fox News outperformed competitor networks MSNBC and CNN. CNN had its lowest-rated prime-time week ever, both in terms of overall viewers and the key demo, with none of the network’s programming attracting an engagement of more than one million watchers, which has long been considered a barometer of prime-time success. Fox News had a significant lead over CNN, with 268 percent of CNN’s peak time viewership for the week.
In total, Fox had 98 of the top 100 most-watched telecasts of the week, with FNC’s The Five once again capturing the title of highest-rated cable news show despite airing outside of peak time, when viewing is typically strongest, per report.
Tucker Carlson Tonight, Jesse Watters Primetime (2.464 million viewers) Hannity (2.654 million viewers), & Special Report with Bret Baier (2.375 million viewers) all had an average total audience of 3.237 million viewers.
To make it better, Sean Hannity recently broke a record previously held by Larry King.
Fox News issued a press release on Sean Hannity breaking a major milestone record previously held by the legendary Larry King.
FOX NEWS CHANNEL’S SEAN HANNITY BECOMES LONGEST-RUNNING PRIMETIME CABLE NEWS HOST IN TELEVISION HISTORY
Hannity Breaks Record Previously Held by the Late Legend Larry King
NEW YORK – April 21, 2022 — FOX News Channel’s (FNC) Sean Hannity has notched yet another industry milestone, becoming the longest-running primetime cable news host in television history. Today marks 25 consecutive years, six months, and 15 days at the helm of a primetime cable news program, breaking the previous longstanding record* held by the late talk show host Larry King. As cable news’ most enduring personality, Hannity has been a staple of FNC’s primetime lineup since the launch of the network in 1996, where his candid style and passionate commentary have made him one of the most prominent and influential voices in the country.
In commenting on the milestone, FOX News Media CEO Suzanne Scott said, “Sean’s authenticity and insightful commentary have created one of the most enduring connections with our audience and it’s been an honor to watch him over the years. A FOX News original, he has helped innovate the industry, and we are incredibly proud of his extraordinary success.”
Hannity added, “I am extremely grateful to FOX News Media and to our loyal, dedicated viewers whom I am proud to serve every night.”