Fox News Leaves Rivals In Dust, Beats CNN And MSNBC Combined And Had 93 of Top 100 Cable News Show For November

Fox News dominated the ratings for the month of November beating rivals MSNBC and CNN combined in day viewers and primetime viewers for the fourth straight month.

How dominant is Fox News? Fox had 93 of the top 100 cable news shows for the month and had the top 14 programs in cable news with viewers and the top 15 cable news programs in the 25-54 demo. 

In total day viewers, Fox News delivered 1.6 million viewers. In primetime, the network delivered 2.4 million viewers. Fox News had 56% of cable news viewers across primetime and 54% in total day. Fox News has more than half of the entire cable news audience!

Fox News was the most-watched network across the political spectrum with more Independents and Democrats watching Fox News than MSNBC and CNN in total day and primetime viewers in the A25-54 demo. 

Fox News was also the number one cable news network among Hispanic and Asian households across total day and primetime with viewers.

FOX & Friends finished November with 1.5 million viewers crushing the newly launched CNN The Morning and MSNBC’s Morning Joe combined in viewers and the key demo. The hit show beat every offering on CNN in total viewers and in the 25-54 demo.

Outnumbered earned over 2 million viewers and 271,000 in the 25-54 demo and beat ABC’s The View multiple times with total viewers in the month of November.

This comes as CNN is going through massive layoffs. Fox News dominated from the morning til late at night. According to Fox News:

“Gutfeld! delivered its highest-rated month since launch in viewers and A25-54, topping all of late-night television across the board in viewers with 2,322,000 viewers.

Host Greg Gutfeld also outpaced CBS’ The Late Show with Stephen Colbert in the younger A25-54 demographic for the full month for the first time with 397,000.

“During the month of November, Gutfeld! bested CBS’ The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2,134,000 P2+; 375,000 A25-54), ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! (1,395,000 P2+; 309,000 A25-54) and NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon (1,524,000 P2+; 434,000 A25-54) in total viewers and defeated Colbert and Kimmel in A25-54.

In cable, FNC’s late-night show swept Comedy Central’s The Daily Show (419,000 P2+, 148,000 A25-54) across the board in total viewers, the 25-54 demo and 18-49. Airing at 11 PM/ET, the program topped every show on CNN and MSNBC as well with both viewers and A25-54.


Total Viewers:

The Five (3,717,000),

Tucker Carlson Tonight (3,501,000),

Jesse Watters Primetime (3,171,000),

Hannity (3,075,000),

Special Report with Bret Baier (2,799,000)

Adults 25-54:

Tucker Carlson Tonight (506,000),

The Five (466,000),

Hannity (428,000),

Jesse Watters Primetime (405,000)

Gutfeld! (397,000)

NOVEMBER 2022 VS. NOVEMBER 2021 NIELSEN NUMBERS (seven day week, L+SD):


FNC: 1,569,000 total viewers – up 1% (227,000 in 25-54 – down 16%)

CNN: 560,000 total viewers – up 12% (124,000 in 25-54 – up 13%)

MSNBC: 752,000 total viewers – up 13% (93,000 in 25-54 – up 16%)


FNC: 2,442,000 total viewers – down 6% (356,000 in 25-54- down 16%)

CNN: 749,000 total viewers – up 14% (190,000 in 25-54 – up 26%)

MSNBC: 1,204,000 total viewers – up 10% (148,000 in 25-54 – up 4%)