FOX News Tops Cable News Ratings For May And ‘The Five’ Was Number One

FOX News won the cable news race in ratings for the month of May and ‘The Five’ was the top rated show.

It’s amazing that The Five was able to pull this off, considering that the show isn’t even on during prime time.

The show does offer a diversity of opinion, unlike most of the shows on competitor networks.

Deadline reports:

Fox News Tops May Cable News Ratings As ‘The Five’ Ranks No. 1 In Total Viewers

Fox News’ audience continued to grow in May while its main cable news rivals saw viewership declines.

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The network drew 2.27 million total viewers in primetime, up 4% from May, 2021. MSNBC averaged 1.02 million, down 32%, while CNN averaged 660,000, down 28%. In the 25-54 demographic, Fox News topped with an average of 351,000 viewers, compared to 150,000 for CNN and 105,000 for MSNBC.

The figures are from Nielsen and were released by Fox News.

In total day, Fox News averaged 1.46 million, up 23%. MSNBC posted 634,000, down 24%, and CNN averaged 500,000, down 19%. Fox News was the top rated cable network overall in total day viewers. In the 25-54 demo, Fox News topped with an average of 229,000, followed by 106,000 for CNN and 70,000 for MSNBC.

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The Five was the top show in total viewers among cable news networks, averaging 3.28 million viewers, followed by Tucker Carlson Tonight with 3.2 million, Hannity with 2.7 million, Jesse Watters Primetime with 2.6 million and Special Report with Bret Baier with 2.48 million.

Here’s more from FOX News:

“The Five”” averaged 3.3 million viewers to finish May as the most-watched program on cable news to win the ratings title despite airing well before the primetime hours that historically draw a larger audience. “The Five” has now accomplished the historical victory for five of the past six months.

“Tucker Carlson Tonight” averaged 3.2 million viewers to finish second, followed by “Hannity,” “Jesse Waters Primetime” and “Special Report with Bret Baier” as Fox News landed 14 of the 15 most-watched cable news programs.

“The Ingraham Angle” namesake Laura Ingraham averaged 2.3 million viewers to finish as the most-watched solo female host in cable news.

Congratulations to everyone at The Five and FOX News!


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