Popular Fox News host Sean Hannity continues to be a force in the cable news industry and has just posted another new record.
According to the network, Hannity is now the longest-running cable news host in the business, and he shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon.
Hannity has been with the network since it launched in 1996, logging more than 25 years with Fox.
The network issued a statement commemorating the milestone: “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,” the statement continued.
“FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-encompassing news service and has been the number one network in basic cable for the last six years and the most-watched television news channel for more than 20 consecutive years, currently attracting more than 50% of the cable news viewing audience according to Nielsen Media Research,” it added.
Fox News’ @SeanHannity today becomes the longest-running primetime cable news host in TV history. Today marks 25 consecutive years, six months, and 15 days at the helm of his show, beating the previous record held by the late talk show host Larry King.https://t.co/HYTkLjmmcn pic.twitter.com/SKjIHi3tnM
— TV News Now (@TVNewsNow) April 21, 2022
“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,” said Fox News Media CEO Suzanne Scott of Hannity’s longevity and success.
The host himself noted: “I am extremely grateful to FOX News Media and to our loyal, dedicated viewers whom I am proud to serve every night.”
Meanwhile, another popular Fox News host, Tucker Carlson, smashed another key barrier earlier this year.
Television viewership data released by Nielsen/MRI Fusion reveals that Carlson’s show is the number one most-watched show among Democrats in the key demographic of 25-54 year-olds.
“The data, from the month of October, showed that Carlson pulled in 101,000 viewers who self-identified as Democrats in the 25-54 demographic. MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show” and Fox’s “The Five” were tied for second place, each attracting 88,000 viewers in the key demo who self-identified as Democrats. The next two spots are occupied by Sean Hannity, who took in 81,000 young Democrat viewers, and Greg Gutfeld, who pulled 73,000,” the Daily Wire reported.