Fox Information was the most-watched community amongst all of primary cable from November 29 by means of December 5, averaging 1.5 million viewers whereas second-place Hallmark Channel settled for a mean viewers of 849,000. FNC has now been No. 1 in primary cable amongst whole day viewers for 42-straight weeks.
MSNBC averaged 704,000 viewers and scandal-plagued CNN averaged 524,000 because the liberal networks didn’t outdraw Fox Information mixed.
Fox Information additionally completed No. 1 in the course of the primetime hours of 8-11 p.m. ET, averaging 2.5 million viewers to carry off NFL-heavy ESPN’s common viewers of two.1 million. Hallmark, MSNBC and Freeform rounded out the highest 5 whereas CNN’s struggling primetime lineup averaged a dismal 676,000 viewers to complete fifteenth, behind cable choices akin to Meals community, Historical past, Paramount, TLC and HGTV.
The week started with Chris Cuomo internet hosting CNN’s 9 p.m. hour on Monday, however he was suspended by Tuesday and terminated from the community by Saturday after paperwork revealed his position in his brother’s sexual misconduct scandal was larger than beforehand thought. CNN’s primetime lineup struggled for viewers even when the “Cuomo Prime Time” namesake was arguably the channel’s largest star, and now solely Anderson Cooper and Don Lemon stay till a everlasting alternative for Cuomo is called. CNN’s 9p.m. ET hour averaged solely 745,000 viewers since Cuomo was vanished.
“Hannity” practically quadrupled CNN’s viewership in the course of the 9 p.m. hour with a mean viewers of two.9 million as Fox Information delivered 71 of the highest 100 cable telecasts.
Fox Information additionally crushed cable information competitors among the many advertiser-coveted demographic of adults age 25-54. FNC averaged 245,000 viewers within the essential class, whereas CNN settled for 111,000 and MSNBC attracted solely 80,000 common viewers in the important thing demo.
MSNBC’s struggles within the class resulted in 25 primary cable choices outdrawing the progressive information retailers, together with BET, Lifetime, E!, Discovery, Comedy Central, TV Land and MTV.
Throughout primetime, Fox Information averaged 375,000 demo viewers in comparison with 151,000 for CNN and solely 140,000 for MSNBC.
“Tucker Carlson Tonight” averaged 3.5 million viewers to complete because the No. 1 present in cable information, whereas “The 5” averaged 3.4 million to complete second regardless of airing at 5 p.m. ET when primetime applications traditionally entice bigger audiences.
“Watters’ World” averaged 1.9 million viewers to complete because the most-watched cable information program of the weekend. Fox Information averaged 14 of the highest 15 cable information reveals amongst whole viewers and 15 of the highest 16 cable information reveals within the demo.