When it comes to ratings, the FOX News channel is cleaning up, and not just when it comes to cable news.
In a summer filled with news about protests, violent riots, and election politics, people are turning to FOX News primetime more than anything else. Not just other cable news channels, but all of TV.
They have to be happy about these numbers.
The Business Insider reports:
Fox News dominated primetime ratings for COVID summer — not just on cable, but all of TV.
There is only one news network the President of the United States live tweets most mornings, and its force in American life is backed up by a new set of ratings.
Fox News was the most-watched channel on all of American television over the summer of 2020.
Dominating cable ratings is nothing new for Fox, but edging out all of the major networks and any other competition with the return of sports over the summer is a new record for them.
From Memorial Day to Labor Day, Fox News averaged around 3.5 million viewers in primetime each night, according to Nielsen Media Research…
Fox News also edged out major sporting events in the ratings, including the second round of the NBA playoffs, the PGA Tour Championship Final, the Belmont Stakes, and the US Open for tennis, according to the Nielsen ratings for P2+ viewers (shorthand in the industry for “persons aged two or more”).
The biggest winner at the network is Sean Hannity, who had a record August.
From FOX News:
Fox News finishes August as most-watched primetime network, ‘Hannity’ has best month ever
Americans flocked to Fox News Channel last month for the latest information on everything from the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and civil unrest to the upcoming presidential election as the network had its highest August primetime viewership in history.
Fox News finished August as the most-watched network on TV during the primetime hours of 8-11 p.m., surpassing all broadcast and cable news networks in total viewers. It was the eighth consecutive month that Fox News finished No. 1 in primetime.
Fox News averaged 3.6 million primetime viewers, followed by second-place MSNBC’s 2.2 million. CNN, HGTV, TLC, TNT, ESPN, Hallmark Channel, TBS and History round out the Top 10.
“Hannity” was the most-watched show on cable news, averaging 4.7 million viewers for the show’s best month ever.
The unsaid thing here, is that these ratings are an unofficial barometer for Trump.
People wouldn’t be tuning in to Tucker, Hannity and Ingraham if they didn’t like President Trump.
They’re the only people on TV who give him a fair shot.