(PatrioticPost.com)- According to Nielsen Media Research, FOX News Channel (FNC) was the most-watched cable network in primetime and total day viewers in Q1 2022.
FNC continued to outperform CNN and MSNBC in total day viewers, the 25-54 demo, and A18-49, as well as the month of March, both viewers and demo.
For the fourth quarter in a row, FNC led all basic cable in total day viewers and won every weekday hour by double or triple digits, providing 97 of the top 100 cable news shows.
Notably, only FNC gained overall viewers and A25-54 in 2021, while CNN and MSNBC lost double-digits across the board.
FNC drew 1.6 million viewers, including 283,000 A25-54 and 174,000 A18-49. FNC drew 2.6 million viewers in primetime, 429,000 of whom were 25-54. FNC has boosted its cable news viewer share to above 50% across all key dayparts and categories.
All FNC weekday programs had increases in overall viewers and the 25-54 demo, while both CNN and MSNBC shows saw drops.
The network has the top ten cable news shows in overall viewers and the top 14 in the 25-54 demo.
The Five is the only non-primetime program to lead all cable news for two consecutive quarters. The Faulkner Focus, America Reports, and Gutfeld! all had
record-breaking quarters, while Jesse Watters Primetime became the fastest-growing cable news program.
Since the onset of the Ukraine-Russia conflict and Russia’s invasion, FNC has maintained double-digit leads over CNN, and triple-digit leads over MSNBC in all news categories.
At 8 p.m. ET, Tucker Carlson Tonight averaged 3.6 million viewers, 626,000 in the demo and 387,000 in the 18-49 group for the quarter.
Hannity at 9 p.m. ET averaged 3.1 million viewers, 513,000 A25-54 and 319,000 A18-49, beating out MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow and CNN combined.
Laura Ingraham’s The Ingraham Angle drew 2.4 million viewers, 433,000 in the 25-54 demo and 259,000 in 18-49.
At 5 p.m. ET, The Five averaged 3.7 million viewers and 554,000 in A25-54, surpassing every show on CNN and MSNBC.
Weeknights at 6 p.m. ET, Special Report with Bret Baier averaged 2.7 million viewers and 444,000 A25-54.
At 7 p.m. ET, FNC’s newly inaugurated Jesse Watters Primetime ranked third among cable news programs, averaging 3.1 million viewers and 522,000 in A25-54.
At 12 a.m. ET, FOX News @ Night with Shannon Bream had 1,195,000 viewers and 283,000 A25-54.
Gutfeld! scored its highest-rated quarter ever before its one-year anniversary on April 5th, as host Greg Gutfeld remained the second most-watched late-night personality on broadcast and cable.
At 11 p.m. ET, Gutfeld! led all CNN and MSNBC shows in total viewers and the 25-54 audience. This quarter, Gutfeld! averaged over 2 million viewers and 346,000 A25-54, topping ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! and NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon in total viewers.
The show also outperformed The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on multiple occasions. It also beat out The Daily Show on Comedy Central and Full Frontal with Samantha Bee on TBS in total viewers and the 25-54 demo. In the younger 25-54 group, Gutfeld! has the highest median income and the most upmarket viewership in total viewers and A25-54.
FOX & Friends FIRST had 585,000 viewers between 4-6 a.m. On weekdays 6-9 am ET, FOX & Friends concluded the quarter with 1.4 million viewers and 267,000 in the demo, handily beating CNN’s New Day and MSNBC’s Morning Joe combined. For the 12th month in a row, FOX & Friends was the top cable news program in both AM categories.
America’s Newsroom with Bill Hemmer and Dana Perino (weekdays 9-11 AM/ET) drew 1.9 million viewers and 318,000 in the 25-54 market.
At 11 a.m. ET, Harris Faulkner’s Faulkner Focus topped CNN and MSNBC with 1.9 million viewers and 315,000 in the 25-54 demographic.
At noon ET, Outnumbered drew 1.9 million viewers and 335,000 in It had 1.8 million viewers and 309,000 in the 25-54 age group from 1-3 PM ET.
With 1.8 million people and 311,000 in the 25-54 demographic, Martha MacCallum’s The Story at three p.m./et averaged 1.8 million viewers and 314,000 in the 25-54 demographic.
Particularly since the breaking news in Ukraine began, FNC’s Outnumbered has beaten both The View and America Reports in the 25-54 demo, while America’s Newsroom has topped The Story in the demo. In the mornings, FOX & Friends outperformed TODAY with Hoda & Jenna.
FNC outperformed CNN and MSBC in all-dayparts and viewers and demos on Saturdays throughout the quarter. It drew 1.7 million viewers and 300,000 A25-54 viewers on Saturday, making it the most-watched show in both categories for the quarter.
The network’s newly rebuilt strong roster also helped it sweep the first quarter. One Nation, hosted by Brian Kilmeade, launched with approximately 1.7 million viewers and 291,000 in the 25-54 market, making it FNC’s second highest-rated show in the demo.
At 9 p.m. ET, Unfiltered with Dan Bongino had 1.7 million viewers and 289,000 A25-54, ranking second overall.
Lawrence Jones became the youngest Black solo host of a cable news program when FNC added Lawrence Jones Cross Country (Saturdays, 10 p.m. ET) to the schedule. It drew 1.6 million viewers and 269,000 in the demo, placing it fourth in both categories for the first quarter.
Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo (Sundays, 10 a.m. ET) had over 2 million viewers and 321,000 in the demo during the first quarter.
MediaBuzz, anchored by Howard Kurtz at 11 a.m. ET averaged 1.7 million viewers and 270,000 in the 25-54 market, surpassing CNN’s Reliable Sources by 78 percent in viewers and 44 percent in the demo.
Sunday Night in America with Trey Gowdy (Sundays, 7 p.m. ET) drew 1.8 million viewers and 271,000 in the 25-54 market, making it the quarter’s second most-watched show in that demographic.
At 8 p.m. ET, Life Liberty and Levin drew 1.9 million viewers and 231,000 in the demo, while The Next Revolution with Steve Hilton (Sundays, 9 p.m. On weekends from 6-10 AM ET, FOX & Friends Weekend outperformed CNN and MSNBC in total viewers and the 25-54 demo, with 1.4 million viewers and 249,000 in the demo.