Cable news ratings for the second quarter of 2022 are in and they revealed something special.
FOX News crushed CNN and MSNBC again, but that’s not too big of a surprise.
The big news is that the panel show “The Five” just made cable news ratings history.
FOX News reports:
Fox News crushes CNN, MSNBC viewership during second quarter as ‘The Five’ makes history
Fox News Channel finished the second quarter of 2022 as cable’s most-watched network among both total and primetime viewers as “The Five” continued its unprecedented success during the news-heavy quarter.
Americans flocked to Fox News for the latest information and analysis during a tumultuous quarter of news that included Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, surging gas prices, the ongoing January 6 hearings, the horrific school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, and the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade.
“The Five” became the first non-primetime program to finish as the most-watched cable news show for three consecutive quarters, as Dana Perino, Greg Gutfeld, Jesse Watters, Jeanine Pirro and rotating hosts Geraldo Rivera, Jessica Tarlov and Harold Ford, Jr. pulled in an average audience of 3.3 million viewers despite airing at 5 p.m. ET.
Fox News averaged 1.5 million viewers during the second quarter, while no other basic cable networks surprised the one-million viewer benchmark. MSNBC averaged 684,000 to finish second, followed by ESPN, TNT and HGTV. It was the fifth straight quarter that Fox News topped basic cable among total viewers.
Watch a recent clip from the show below:
'That #liberalworldorder sound bite should be in every commercial for every Republican campaign – play that to truckers, to parents buying food, to delivery workers… they're saying, 'the greater global good means your suffering doesn’t matter,' @greggutfeld #TheFive pic.twitter.com/Aa1hMmAgH4
— Heather Champion (@winningatmylife) July 1, 2022
Congratulations to the network and all the hosts.
They have found a winning formula for good television.