Fox News Channel presenter Tucker Carlson closed the second quarter of television with one for the record books: his Tucker Carlson tonight It ended the quarter as the highest rated show on all cable news for the first time since the show’s launch, with an average total audience of 4.331 million viewers. In the process, Carlson broke a record for his colleague, Sean Hannity, for the highest-rated quarter of any cable news show.
It was a solid quarter for the network, which ended in first place on all cable television for the first time in the history of the network, outperforming all basic cable networks among total viewers and viewers 25-54, the Demographic group most valued by nationals. advertisers
Some of those advertisers announced during the quarter that they would remove advertising from the Carlson show after the presenter’s comments about the Black Lives Matter movement, but FNC viewers did not follow suit, but instead elevated Tucker Carlson Tonight to a record breaking a previous record set in the first quarter of 2020 by FNC Hannity.
Tucker Carlson tonight and Hannity They were the only shows to break four million viewers, with Hannity right behind Carlson (4,331 million viewers vs. 4,311 million). Fox News had the five highest-rated shows overall, including The five (3,898 million viewers), Special report with Bret Baier (3,658 million viewers) and Ingraham’s angle (3,622 million viewers). The same five shows, in the same order, led among viewers in the key demo, with Carlson delivering 791,000 viewers, according to ratings data compiled by Nielsen.
The second quarter was good for Fox News, and for cable news in general, with an audience across the board. Fox News finished first with a total primetime audience of 3.574 million viewers, followed by MSNBC (1.999 million viewers) and CNN (1.806 million). Among viewers 25-54, FNC led with 624,000, followed by CNN (528,000) and MSNBC (315,000).
While Fox News posted year-over-year earnings in primetime of 50%, CNN had the biggest jump, an increase of 137%, and an increase of 181% in the key demo. The increase, although huge, also reflects the deficit that the network has been trying to compensate in recent months.
CNN had some highlights, including Cuomo Prime Time and Anderson Cooper 360, which finished in the top five overall among viewers 25-54 in June. Among the total viewers, Fox News took the top four spots in June, followed by MSNBC. The Rachel Maddow Show.