Fox News Cleans Up in Ratings War as MSNBC Has WORST Month in SIX Years

In a hilariously epic fail for the liberal media, Fox Information completed the month of August with 94 of the highest 100 cable telecasts in whole viewers amidst a monumental month of reports with Gutfeld! scoring its first-ever victories over CBS’s The Late Present whereas, on the different finish of the spectrum, MSNBC scored its lowest whole day and primetime within the 25-54 demo since December 2015.

And regardless of the makes an attempt from Jeff Zucker PR flunkie Brian Stelter, CNN additionally had a troublesome month with its worst month in weekday primetime whole viewers since June 2019. It’s protected to say they desperately miss Donald Trump.

Based on an FNC press launch, they “notch[ed] 94 of the highest 100 cable telecasts for the month and 13 of the highest 14 cable information applications in total viewers and the youthful A25-54 demo, in keeping with Nielsen Media Analysis.” Not surprisingly, this additionally included a sweep of the highest 5 spots.

Fox’s successes stood head and shoulders above MSNBC, which had not solely the worst demo month since December 2015, however its worst in whole viewers since 2017 and has skilled a drop of 40 p.c from final yr throughout all measuring sticks.

New MSNBC head Rashida Jones took the helm of the community in February, so it hadn’t precisely been clean crusing. And with each chief Resistance anchor Rachel Maddow and Lyin’ Brian Williams reportedly set to step again from their weekday exhibits, Jones has some challenges to work by means of.

In the meantime, Fox additionally maintained its spot as “the most-watched community in all of primary cable, sweeping the competitors in each whole day and primetime whole viewers” which had been, fairly merely, a massacre.

With FNC’s whole primetime viewers popping out to 2.5 million whole viewers and 394,000 within the demo, FNC annihilated CNN by an element of 200 p.c in prime time and 100 p.c within the demo. 

And to additional bolster how putrid their programming has been, CNN’s most-watched present in Cuomo Prime Time didn’t seem within the cable information present rankings till 22nd place, behind 14 FNC exhibits and 7 on MSNBC.

Yr-to-year, Fox has solely dropped 20 p.c in whole viewers and 24 p.c within the demo for whole day whereas CNN has misplaced 39 p.c of its whole viewership and 47 p.c within the demo and MSNBC having hemorrhaged 41 p.c of its whole viewers and 51 p.c amongst 25-54-year-olds.

In primetime, issues solely acquired worse for CNN particularly as they’ve seen a 51 p.c drop in whole viewers and a staggering 58 p.c within the demo.

In late-night, Gutfeld! was the seventh most-watched present in cable information (at 1.7 million whole viewers and 312,000 within the demo) and confirmed no mercy in its timeslot by crushing Lyin’ Brian’s The 11th Hour, CNN’s Don Lemon Tonight, and its broadcast community rivals.

Together with its continued dominance over ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Dwell! and NBC’s The Tonight Present in whole viewers (and its fellow cable late-night comedy exhibits in each brackets), FNC stated “Gutfeld! additionally notched its first weekly win in opposition to CBS’ The Late Present with Stephen Colbert in whole viewers and within the demo.”

FNC added that it’s much more notable contemplating the truth that “Colbert hasn’t misplaced per week since February 2018.”

Listed here are another noteworthy highlights from a collection of FNC exhibits (click on “increase”):

At eight PM/ET, Tucker Carlson Tonight accomplished the month because the top-rated program in its timeslot in all classes, averaging over 3.Three million viewers and 551,000 within the 25-54 demo, in addition to 348,000 within the 18-49 class. Hannity at 9 PM/ET adopted swimsuit with A25-54, averaging Three million viewers in August, 503,000 within the 25-54 demo and 309,000 amongst adults 18-49. Knocking MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Present out of third place, The 5 at 5 PM/ET notched the highest three rated present within the demo with 3.1 million viewers, and 460,000 within the 25-54 demo, in addition to 298,000 within the 18-49 demo. At 10 PM/ET, The Ingraham Angle garnered 2.Four million viewers, 410,000 within the 25-54 demo and 245,000 in 18-49 for August. Rounding out the highest 5 applications at 6 PM/ET, Particular Report with Bret Baier, delivered 2.2 million viewers, 349,000 with A25-54 and 235,000 with A18-49 was the one information program to be included.


At 12 AM/ET, FOX Information @ Evening with Shannon Bream had a median viewers of 928,000 viewers and 202,000 within the 25-54 demo.

From 4-6 AM/ET, FOX & Mates FIRST garnered 467,000 viewers. FNC’s FOX & Mates (weekdays, 6-9 AM/ET) marked its fifth straight month because the top-rated cable information morning present throughout the board, with 1.2 million viewers and 209,000 within the demo, simply outpacing CNN’s New Day and MSNBC’s Morning Joe throughout each classes. In the meantime, CNN’s sixth relaunch try of New Day delivered a meager 438,000 viewers and 90,000 within the coveted 25-54 demo notching double-digit losses with each the demo and whole viewers.


As soon as once more, FNC’s Saturday primetime powerhouse lineup swept their respective timeslots and earned the highest three highest-rated applications, besting all cable information competitors in each whole viewers and within the demo for the month.


MediaBuzz, hosted by Howard Kurtz at 11 AM/ET, delivered 1.Four million viewers and the subsequent most-watched program within the 25-54 demo, with 239,000, outpacing CNN’s Dependable Sources (896,000 viewers and 159,000 with A25-54) throughout the board. FNC’s latest program on Sunday evenings, Sunday Evening in America with Trey Gowdy (Sundays, 7 PM/ET), trounced each CNN and MSNBC program in whole viewers, drawing an viewers of 1.eight million viewers and 237,000 within the 25-54 demo.

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