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Fox News, Tucker Carlson finish historic October with largest primetime audience in cable news history

FOX News

'Tucker Carlson Tonight' host compares and contrasts Thursday night's town halls featuring Trump, Biden Fox News Channel wrapped up a record-setting October as the most-watched basic cable network for the 52nd straight month and "Tucker Carlson Tonight" finished with the highest-rated monthly viewership of any program in the history of cable news. "Tucker Carlson Tonight" averaged a staggering 5.4 million nightly viewers for the unprecedented ratings victory, while "Hannity" also surpassed the five-million viewer plateau by averaging 5.1 million. Fox News' primetime lineup finished with the highest-rated month in cable news history – beating free TV heavyweights such as ABC's "The Bachelorette" in the process. "The Five" finished third among all of cable news despite its 5 p.m. ET timeslot, ahead of any primetime offering on MSNBC or CNN. "The Ingraham Angle" averaged 4.1 million to finish fourth and MSNBC's "The Rachel Maddow Show" settled for fifth place.


Fox News dominates MSNBC, CNN across the board during February

FOX News

Fox News Channel dominated February ratings, finishing the month as the most-watched network with "Hannity" as top-rated cable news program, according to Nielsen Media Research. FNC picked up the total-day crown for the 32nd straight month, averaging 1.5 million viewers compared to 1.1 million for second-place MSNBC. Nickelodeon, HGTV and ID Discovery rounded out the top five; CNN averaged 707,000 viewers to place sixth. Fox News also topped cable news in the key demographic of adults ages 24-54, averaging 261,000 viewers compared to 197,000 for CNN and 184,000 for MSNBC. "Hannity" led the charge during prime-time hours, 8-11 p.m. ET, while Fox News averaged 2.6 million viewers to finish ahead of all basic-cable competitors.


Rachel Maddow and Mary Trump make formidable TV combination

Boston Herald

Not only can President Donald Trump's niece Mary sell books, she can draw a crowd on television. Her one-hour interview with Rachel Maddow last Thursday reached 5.2 million people, the biggest audience ever for one of Maddow's shows and largest ever for a regularly-scheduled show on MSNBC, the Nielsen company said. That's not bad for July, when television audiences are generally the smallest of the year. Mary Trump's book, "Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man," approached 1 million units sold on pre-orders alone. First-week sales figures are due later this week.


Fox News outdraws CNN, MSNBC again, extending win streak to 212 straight months

FOX News

Sean Hannity responds to Bill Maher's remarks about David Koch's death. Fox News Channel finished as the most-watched basic cable network among total day viewers in August to keep its 38-month win streak alive, according to Nielsen Media Research. Fox News was the only network to average more than one million total day viewers, averaging 1.4 million while MSNBC finished second with an average of 870,000. Nickelodeon finished third, followed by CNN and HGTV. FNC has now topped the liberal cable news organizations MSNBC and CNN for a staggering 212 consecutive months.


Tucker Carlson's explosive Bobulinski interview draws 7.6M viewers as mainstream media ignores it

FOX News

'Tucker Carlson Tonight' host accuses mainstream media of suppressing Hunter Biden scandal to influence election "Tucker Carlson Tonight" averaged a whopping 7.6 million viewers on Tuesday for its exclusive interview with Tony Bobulinski, proving Americans are interested in the ongoing scandal despite other news organizations dismissing it. The mainstream media has largely ignored Tucker Carlson's interview with Bobulinski, a former business associate of Hunter Biden who said the Biden family shrugged off concerns that Joe Biden's alleged ties to his son's business deals could put a future presidential campaign at risk Carlson's interview with Bobulinski topped the heavily promoted season premiere of NBC's "This Is Us" to finish as the No. 3 program in all of television on Tuesday, finishing behind only FOX's World Series Game 6 and NBC's "The Voice." The Bobulinski interview averaged 1.6 million viewers in the key demographic of adults age 25-54, as "Tucker Carlson Tonight" picked up its most-watched episode of 2020 in both total viewers and the demo, excluding debate nights. Bobulinski, a retired lieutenant in the U.S. Navy, said he raised concerns in 2017 to the former vice president's brother Jim Biden, about Joe Biden's alleged ties to a possible joint venture with a Chinese energy firm. 'PLAUSIBLE DENIABILITY': TONY BOBULINSKI CLAIMS BIDEN FAMILY SHRUGGED OFF CONCERNS ABOUT RISK TO 2020 BID "I remember saying, 'How are you guys getting away with this?' 'Aren't you concerned?'"