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.
President Trump discusses cancel culture push to remove statues, Democrat-run cities in crisis, support for'stop and frisk' policing, economic threat from China, response to coronavirus pandemic with Sean Hannity in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The "Hannity" town hall featuring President Trump was the most-watched hour of television across both broadcast and cable networks. The sitdown between the president and Fox News host Sean Hannity drew a whopping 5.1 million viewers on Thursday night, which beat MSNBC and CNN combined during that same 9 p.m. time slot according to final Nielsen data. MSNBC's "The Rachel Maddow Show" drew just 3.1 million viewers while and CNN's "Cuomo Prime Time" drew a measly 1.8 million viewers. "Hannity" also dominated among the key demographic of adults age 25-54 with 968,000 viewers while CNN's Chris Cuomo edged out MSNBC's Rachel Maddow with 490,000 and 484,000 viewers respectively.
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.
Democrats and media team up to distort the truth on impeachment. Fox News Channel finished November atop all of basic cable, earning the most total viewers for the 41st straight month, while "Hannity" remained the highest-rated show on cable news and boasted its best month in program history. Fox News averaged 1.6 million total day viewers, followed by MSNBC's 1.2 million. No other networks cracked the one-million viewer plateau as ESPN, Hallmark Channel and liberal CNN rounded out the top five. In primetime, Fox News averaged 2.8 million viewers compared to MSNBC's 2 million and only 999,000 for troubled CNN.
"America's Got Talent" topped the ratings last week, but it faces the absence of Simon Cowell, seriously injured in an electric bicycle accident. Cowell, the NBC talent contest's creator and linchpin of its judging panel, underwent surgery for a broken back last Saturday, just before the show kicked off its live episodes this week. Kelly Clarkson, who came to fame as the first "American Idol" winner when Cowell judged the singing contest, was to step in as his temporary replacement. Fox News Channel continued its summer ratings romp, with Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity's shows combining to hold nine of the top 20 prime-time slots among all viewers. Broadcast networks, mostly relying on scripted reruns with a sprinkling of reality and game shows, were in their usual seasonal slump.