Tucker Carlson Has Most-Watched Show In Cable News As Fox Leads Basic Cable For 17 Straight Weeks

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Tucker Carlson, host of “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” poses for photos in a Fox News Channel studio, in … [+] New York, Thursday, March 2, 2107. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)


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Fox News Channel host Tucker Carlson had the most-watched show in all of cable news for the week ending June 13th, with Tucker Carlson Tonight delivering an average total audience of 2.8 million viewers. The show also led among viewers 25-54, the demographic group most valued by advertisers, with an average audience of 457,000 viewers.

FNC’s Hannity had the second-highest audience in the key demo on the week, with an average audience of 363,000 viewers, besting MSNBC’s highest-rated prime time program, The Rachel Maddow Show, which delivered an average audience in the key demo of 308,000 viewers.

Overall, Fox News was the highest-rated network not just in cable news, but all of basic cable, winning prime time for the 17th consecutive week with an average total audience of 2.2 million viewers and 331,000 viewers in the advertiser-friendly key demo.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – JUNE 18: Host Dan Bongino as US Open winner Gary Woodland visits “FOX & … [+] Friends” at Fox News Channel Studios on June 18, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images)


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On weekends, two of Fox News’ newest programs, Unfiltered with Dan Bongino (Saturdays at 10 p.m. ET) and Sunday Night in America with Trey Gowdy (Sundays at 7 p.m. ET), each easily outdistanced the cable news competition, with Bongino taking honors as the most-watched weekend show in cable news for the second straight week, with an average total audience of 1.5 million viewers and 269,000 viewers in the key demo.

Trey Gowdy’s show won among total viewers (1.2 million viewers) and in the key demo (137,000 viewers).

A billboard for Greg Gutfeld’s new show on Fox in Hollywood, California, on Tuesday, March 30, 2021. … [+] The Rupert Murdoch-controlled network is moving its in-house political satirist, Gutfeld, over to an 11 p.m. weeknights slot where he can go joke-to-joke with other late-night hosts, including ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel, CBS’s Stephen Colbert and NBC’s Jimmy Fallon, who start about a half-hour later. Photographer: Eric Thayer/Bloomberg


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In late night, FNC’s Gutfeld! continued to deliver impressive audiences, averaging 1.5 million total viewers for the week and 296,000 viewers 25-54, beating broadcast network late night shows including ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live and NBC’s The Tonight Show. The Fox show also beat the cable competition, including TBS’ Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, and HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver and Real Time with Bill Maher.

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