‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’ Gives Fox News Historic Ratings Boost
Fox News just made history.
According to figures from Nielsen Media Research, Fox averaged 3,283,000 primetime, viewers in November — a 71 percent jump from November 2015 — making it the highest-rated primetime month since 2012.
Fox’s numbers more than doubled the combined totals from CNN and MSNBC — 1,529,000 and 1,335,000 respectively — over the same timeframe.
The network also posted monumental numbers for daytime viewers. Its 1,966,000 average made it Fox’s second-highest rated month for daytime viewers.
FNC notably saw a substantial bump at the 7:00 pm, EST time slot, now occupied by former “Fox & Friends” host and Daily Caller founder, Tucker Carlson.
“Tucker Carlson Tonight” premiered on November 14th and has seen double-digit increases in both total viewers and the coveted A25-54 demographic.
Carlson ended the month averaging 2,930,000 viewers, a 40 percent bump from November 2015, when the time slot was occupied by “On the Record with Greta Van Susteren.”
TCT isn’t the only Fox show drawing huge audiences.
“The O’Reilly Factor,” “The Kelly File,” “Hannity,” “Special Report” and “The Five” still hold the top-five, respective positions for cable news’ most watched programs.
November was the the 192nd month O’Reilly topped all of television — averaging 4,089,000 viewers — and the highest rated month for Hannity since October 2013.
November marked the 179th month Fox News led all of cable news in total viewers.