Fox News is watched by more Democrats than CNN
More Liberals watch Fox News than CNN, new data has been found as the station ends 2021 as the No. 1 news channel for the sixth consecutive year.
Fox carried 29% of the Liberal audience versus 24% for CNN, based on April-August averages. MSNBC captured the Liberal majority with a 46% share.
According to Nielson / MRI Fusion data, 62% of the conservative audience was owned by Fox, compared to 24% for MSNBC and just 14% for CNN.
Despite recent commentators’ resignations to protest against “conspiracy theories,” Fox continues to reach out to large sections of American society.
In contrast, CNN – which recently removed its main host Chris Cuomo – saw the biggest drop in audiences in a year in which news networks hemorrhaged viewers in the wake of the Trump bump. and the 2020 elections.
In recent weeks, the network has suffered yet another collapse after it emerged that one of its main producers – who has worked with Cuomo – is facing charges of child sex trafficking.
Tucker Carlson continues to be Fox’s biggest audience spinner, while Greg Gutfeld’s new show “dismantled the Late Night hierarchy,” broadcaster says
CNN has lost 38% of its prime-time viewers, while Fox is down 34% and MSNBC is down 27% from last year.
In raw numbers, Fox averaged 1.3 million daily viewers, with MSNBC lagging behind at 919,000 and CNN at 787,000.
Rupert Murdoch’s channel greeted the numbers with fanfare, issuing a statement last week praising its best shows, the crown jewel being Tucker Carlson Tonight, and his “politically diverse audience.”
Suzanne Scott, CEO of FOX News Media, said: “As we enter our 20th year as a leader in cable news, the last six of which as number one in all of cable, I am incredibly proud of the unparalleled success we have had at FOX News Channel.
“Not only were we the only network to increase our audience share, but we did so while modifying our programming and transforming the entire late-night television landscape, ensuring our continued momentum for many years to come. future.”
While other networks have focused heavily on Donald Trump after the January 6 riot, Fox has found lucrative stories elsewhere.
The change seemed counterintuitive, with the so-called Trump bump generating record views and clicks for the media throughout his presidency.
But it worked for Fox, with audiences captivated by Covid-19, critical race theory, crime, the southern border, inflation, and Joe Biden’s antagonistic cover.
Fox’s star lineup crushed opposition, with only MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow coming close, placing around fifth or sixth overall.
Its shows represented 10 of the top 15 cable news programs, including Tucker Carlson Tonight, The Five, Hannity, The Ingraham Angle, Special Report with Bret Baier, FOX News Primetime, Gutfeld !, Outnumbered, America’s Newsroom and The Faulkner Focus.
Among the new lineup additions was Greg Gutfeld, already known to Fox viewers as one of the members of The Five talk show.
In a proud statement, Fox said he had “dismantled the Late Night hierarchy” and ended the year as Late Night TV’s second most-watched host.
CNN meanwhile acknowledged in its annual report that he suffered after the Trump shock.
Note: All cable slots and news programs are down double digit from 2020 due to increased viewership during COVID-19 pandemic and presidential election there a year ago, “CNN said.
CNN deleted its most valuable asset, Chris Cuomo, after helping defend brother Andrew against allegations of sexual misconduct
CNN has suffered an astonishing drop in viewership since the heady days of late 2020 which saw the seemingly endless deluge of Covid news spurred by the historic election and then Trump’s refusal to acknowledge the result, culminating with the riot of January 6.
In the last year of the Trump presidency, CNN averaged 1.79 million total prime-time viewers, with total ratings of 1.14 million total viewers and 313,000 in the demographic. crucial to advertising 25-54.
Growth in 2020 has been massive compared to its rivals.
CNN is 90% good in key advertising demographic, compared to 33% for MSNBC and 46% for Fox
And in the fourth quarter of 2020, CNN saw a staggering 176% increase in prime-time ratings compared to the same period in 2019.
After firing Cuomo for helping his brother Andrew fight sexual misconduct charges, CNN is banking on its new streaming service CNN + to lift the network in 2022.
It is entering the streaming war behind Fox which launched Fox Nation in November 2018 and has seen its subscriber count jump 40% this year.