Finish-of-year rankings are in and Fox Information completed off 2021 because the top-rated primary cable channel for the sixth straight yr, netting a variety of different wins alongside the way in which. MSNBC got here in second place, adopted by CNN, ESPN and HGTV.
In response to Nielsen Media Analysis rankings knowledge, Fox Information secured a median of 1.327 million whole viewers in total-day rankings for the yr, with 222,000 of these within the advertiser-coveted age demographic of 25 to 54. It was the one cable community to ship over 2 million whole viewers in primetime and 1 million in total-day viewership for the yr, on common. CNN averaged 773,000 whole common viewers in total-day, with 185,000 of these within the demo, on common. MSNBC nabbed 905,000 whole common viewers, of whom 125,000 have been within the demo.
“As we embark on our twentieth yr because the chief in cable information, the final six of which as quantity one amongst of cable, I’m extremely happy with the unmatched success we’ve had at Fox Information Channel,” mentioned Fox Information Media CEO Suzanne Scott. “Not solely have been we the one community to develop our viewers share, however we did so whereas altering our lineup and remodeling the complete late-night tv panorama within the course of, making certain our continued momentum for a few years to return.”
Fox Information’ 8 p.m. ET program, “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” was the top-rated program in cable information with its common of three.214 million whole viewers, of whom 535,000 have been in the important thing demo. Notably, the second-place finisher for the yr additionally belonged to Fox Information — however wasn’t in primetime. The 5 p.m. ET present, “The 5,” netted a median of two.936 million whole viewers with 423,000 within the demo.
In primetime, the numbers for the yr broke down like this: Fox Information secured 2.348 million whole common viewers between the hours of 8 p.m. ET and 11 p.m. ET. Of these, 370,000 have been within the demo. MSNBC was in second place in whole common viewers, pulling in 1.533 million, however its 216,000 demo viewers had the community putting third among the many massive three cable information channels. CNN noticed a median of 1.078 million primetime viewers for the yr with 268,000 of these within the demo.