Fox News Continues to Crush Competition; Jesse Watters Rising

Fox News has no peer in the cable news business, according to the latest viewership data.

The network’s newest rising star, Jesse Watters, is host or co-host of two of Fox News’ top-rated programs.

“Fox News Channel was the most-watched basic cable network in total day and the third-most-watched in primetime. The cable news powerhouse also averaged more total primetime viewers than CNN and MSNBC combined for the 45th consecutive week,” AdWeek reported.

“According to Nielsen live-plus-same-day data, Fox News averaged 2.29 million total viewers in primetime this past week, No. 3 behind the networks broadcasting the NBA and NHL playoffs TNT and ESPN—and +3% from what the network averaged in the daypart the previous week (May 9). Fox News also averaged 350,000 adults 25-54 in primetime, which is up +6% from the week prior and No. 3 behind playoffs-carrying TNT (1.335 million), and ESPN (1.09 million),” the report continued.

Besides “The Five,” Watters also hosts his own program, “Jesse Watters Primetime.” That program came in third place as the most-watched show on Fox News, and beat out Sean Hannity, Bret Baier, and Laura Ingraham.

“The Five was the most-watched show of the week, both in total viewers (3.19 million) and among adults 25-54 (469,000). Tucker Carlson Tonight came in second in average total viewers (2.97 million), followed by Jesse Watters Primetime at No. 3 (2.53 million viewers at 9 p.m.), Hannity at No. 4 (2.46 million at 7 p.m.), and Special Report with Bret Baier (2.285 million viewers at 6 p.m.) rounding out the five-most-watched,” the report stated.

Host Greg Gutfeld, who is also a co-host on “The Five,” has his own show that is dominating late-night cable news ratings.

In May, “The Five” was the most-watched show on cable news in both total audience and among the key 25-54 age demographic.

The show averaged nearly 3.28 million total viewers in the 5 p.m. hour during May 2022.

The network’s top-rated “Tucker Carlson Tonight” is also a ratings powerhouse, beating out all competition in his prime-time hour by a large margin.

Below are the 10 most-watched cable news shows from May:

–Fox News | 5 p.m. /The Five: 3,279,000 / 25 telecasts

–Fox News | 8 p.m. / Tucker Carlson Tonight: 3,233,000 / 22 telecasts

–Fox News | 9 p.m./ Hannity: 2,720,000 / 21 telecasts

–Fox News | 7 p.m./ Jesse Watters Primetime: 2,646,000 / 17 telecasts

–Fox News | 6 p.m. / Special Report with Bret Baier: 2,475,000 / 25 telecasts

–Fox News | 10 p.m./The Ingraham Angle: 2,256,000 / 23 telecasts

–Fox News | 11 p.m./Gutfeld! : 2,001,000 / 23 telecasts

–MSNBC | 9 p.m./The Rachel Maddow Show: 1,950,000 / 9 telecasts

–Fox News | 12 p.m. / Outnumbered: 1,774,000 / 26 telecasts

–Fox News | 9-10 a.m./10-11 a.m./America’s Newsroom: 1,709,000 / 50 telecasts


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