Fox News powerhouse host Tucker Carlson is continuing to dominate the cable news industry, much to the chagrin of his left-wing competitors.
Newly released data found that “Tucker Carlson Tonight” was the most-watched cable news show on Friday night.
AdWeek found that Carlson’s 8 p.m. show had 3.13 million total viewers and 485,000 views in the advertiser-sought demo of 25-54 demographic.
In the same time slot, CNN’s Anderson Cooper pulled in 686,000 total viewers and just 131,000 in the 25-54 demo. And MSNBC’s Chris Hayes didn’t perform much better as his show garnered just 1.43 million total viewers and 152,000 in the 25-54 demo.
Carlson’s show has been dominating for quite some time.
Deadline the viewership results for cable news shows and Carlson, as well as Fox News, smashed all of the competition.
Television viewership data found that Carlson’s show is the number one most-watched show among Democrats in the key demographic of 25-54 year-olds.
“The data 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 report found.
Deadline detailed how in May, Fox News dominated all cable news competition.
The nation’s most popular news network has been the number one rated news network in the nation for 65 straight weeks, Forbes reported, and the show that drove much of those ratings was “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”
The report adds:
Fox News Channel host Tucker Carlson pushed his network to yet another week as the most-watched cable news network—marking 65 consecutive weeks at number one. For the week ending May 15th, Tucker Carlson Tonight dominated prime time ratings among viewers 25-54, the key demo most valued by advertisers with an average audience of 461,000 viewers.
Fox News led in prime with an average total audience of 2.224 million viewers, well ahead of rival networks MSNBC and CNN. CNN saw its lowest-rated week of the year in prime time—among total viewers and in the key demo—with none of the network’s shows delivering an audience of more than one million viewers, long considered a benchmark of success for prime time shows. Fox News’ margin over CNN was dramatic—delivering 268% of CNN’s prime time audience for the week.