Fox News Primetime Ratings For January 2020 Highest Since November 2016

Justin Caruso Contributor
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Fox News Channel won big in the ratings this month, with January giving FNC its best month for primetime ratings since the month of the 2016 election.

“FOX News Channel (FNC) has marked yet another historic milestone, notching its 18th consecutive year as the number one cable news network, according to Nielsen Media Research,” Fox News said in a press statement.

The release notes that FNC, “scored its highest-rated month in total viewers since February 2017 with total day and November 2016 with prime.”

“For the 43rd straight month, FNC crushed all of basic cable in total day viewership with 1.7 million total viewers for the month of January. In primetime, FNC was also the most-watched network in all of basic cable with 2.9 million viewers, dominating sports-focused ESPN.”

The News Corp. building on 6th Avenue, home to Fox News, the New York Post and the Wall Street Journal, on March 20, 2019 in New York City, New York. Photo by Kevin Hagen/Getty Images

Fox News personalities like Sean Hannity, Tucker Carlson, and Laura Ingraham and the network in general have all benefited since impeachment drama started this fall.

Other networks have not replicated the success. (RELATED: Fox News’ Bill Hemmer Crushes Shepard Smith’s Ratings In Debut)