Viewers Increasingly Turn To Fox News In October

Reports show that in the news-packed month of October 2023, Fox News Channel dominated both CNN and MSNBC.

During the day, Fox News attracted an average of 1.4 million people, while MSNBC drew 895,000 and CNN attracted just 600,000. FNC attracted 174,000 total day viewers, while CNN and MSNBC only achieved 124,000 and 98,000, respectively, in the advertiser-desired demo of adults 25-54.

Fox News ranked first among cable news networks for the 33rd consecutive month, with an average of 2.1 million viewers from 8-11 p.m., compared to MSNBC’s 1.3 million and CNN’s 722,000.

Fox News averaged 256,000 viewers in the demographic during primetime, while CNN and MSNBC only managed 167,000 and 132,000, respectively.

For the last 32 months, Fox News has had more day and prime-time viewers than CNN and MSNBC combined.

A report shows that as the news cycle was dominated by Israel-Gaza reporting and the upheaval of the House Speaker, Fox News once again led all cable news organizations in October, but MSNBC and CNN increased viewers compared to the previous year.

On October 7, terrorists from the group Hamas entered Israel and murdered over 1,400 citizens, including women, children, as well as the elderly.

Since Israel went to war with Hamas, there has been almost nonstop press coverage.

In addition to the horrific massacre in Maine and President Biden’s speech to the country from the Oval Office, many weeks of upheaval within the House GOP led to Rep. Mike Johnson, R-La., becoming the House speaker.

Even though it airs before primetime hours, which typically dominate cable news ratings, “The Five,” co-hosted by Greg Gutfeld, Jeanine Pirro, Harold Ford, Jr., Dana Perino, Jesse Watters, and Jessica Tarlov, succeeded as the most-viewed cable news show, averaging 3 million viewers.

The eighth consecutive quarter that “The Five” finished with the greatest viewership was last month, making it the only non-primetime show in the history of cable news to accomplish this feat.

With an average of 2.6 million viewers, “Jesse Watters Primetime” came in second, just ahead of “Hannity’s” 2.4 million viewers in third place. The other four programs, “Gutfeld!,” “The Ingraham Angle” and “Special Report with Bret Baier” beat everything on CNN and MSNBC.

The viewership for every Fox News show rose in October over the previous month.