Co-hosts of Fox News Channel’s “The Five” got amazing news as the broadcast year comes to an end they are likely to savor their entire careers. Besides leaving rivals at MSNBC and CNN far behind, the show broke a new record: For the first time in TV history, a non-primetime cable program closed out the year as cable’s most-watched in total viewers.
Airing at 5 PM/ET, ‘The Five’ blasted away all daytime and primetime programming on CNN and MSNBC, garnering cable news’ largest audience in 2022 with 3,432,000 viewers and 465,000 in the coveted 25-54 age group that advertisers seek.
A Fox Media Relations report stated the following:
Nielsen Cable News Ratings for 2022 (12/27/21-12/13/22) vs. 2021 (12/28/20-12/26/21)
FNC: 2,330,000 P2+ (down 1%); 346,000 25-54 (down 7%)
CNN: 730,000 P2+ (down 33%); 174,000 25-54 (down 36%)
MSNBC: 1,208,000 P2+ (down 21%); 133,000 25-54 (down 39%)
FNC: 1,489,000 P2+ (up 12%); 231,000 25-54 (up 3%)
CNN: 568,000 P2+ (down 27%); 123,000 25-54 (down 35%)
MSNBC: 733,000 P2+ (down 19%); 83,000 25-54 (down 35%)
Fox News CEO Suzanne Scott said: “From America’s choice on election night to the home of late night’s smash hit show, 2022 was a testament to our unmatched skill in delivering the most innovative news and opinion programming to our audience which continues to rank as the most politically diverse in cable news. “I am beyond proud of our entire team’s incredible achievements this year,” she added.
The network also managed to air the top 13 out of 15 programs in cable news with total viewers, including The Five, Tucker Carlson Tonight, Jesse Watters Primetime, Hannity, Special Report with Bret Baier, The Ingraham Angle, Gutfeld!, Outnumbered, America’s Newsroom, The Faulkner Focus, Your World with Neil Cavuto, America Reports and The Story.
What’s more, the network attracted the most politically diverse audience in cable news with more Democrats, Independents and Republicans tuning in than any other network in total viewers and the younger in the coveted demographic 25-54.
Fox News scored its third-highest-rated year and continues to blow away all cable news competitors.
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