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Fox News Channel Tops May Cable News Ratings

Fox News Channel was rated highest among all cable news companies in the month of May. Fox News’ audience continued to grow in May while its main cable news rivals saw viewership declines.


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Fox News Channel finished as the basic cable most-watched network during the month of May as "The Five" finished as the No. 1 cable news program during the busy month that featured the ongoing war in Ukraine, information and analysis of all-things politics and breaking news coverage of the tragic Uvalde, Texas school shooting.


Fox News averaged 1.4 million total-day viewers during the month, compared to 634,000 viewers who watched MSNBC and 500,000 who watched CNN, according to Nielsen Media Research.


In prime time, Fox averaged just north of 2.2 million nightly viewers in May, with MSNBC cracking just over 1 million and CNN hitting 660,000.


Fox has long dominated the cable news ratings race, surpassing CNN and MSNBC in weekday total day viewers and the key 25- to 54-year-old demographic for the 10th consecutive month.

Each of the networks spent May covering the ongoing war in Ukraine, the bombshell leak of a Supreme Court draft opinion showing the high court is poised to overturn Roe v. Wade and last week’s massacre at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas.


The network drew 2.27 million total viewers in primetime, up 4% from May, 2021. MSNBC averaged 1.02 million, down 32%, while CNN averaged 660,000, down 28%. In the 25-54 demographic, Fox News topped with an average of 351,000 viewers, compared to 150,000 for CNN and 105,000 for MSNBC.


The figures are from Nielsen and were released by Fox News.


More courtesy TV Newser


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