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Fox News Hit Show The Five Continues To Dominate Cable Ratings, CNN Falls Off Cliff Amid Shakeup Rumors

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Fox News hit show ‘The Five’ continues to dominate cable ratings and was once again the most-watched show according to Adweek. ‘The Five’ had the most total viewers and the second most viewers in the 25-54 demo.

Tucker Carlson had another great week coming in second in total viewers but first in the coveted 25-54 demo. CNN saw its ratings fall off a cliff with just 504,000 total viewers in primetime, down -41% from the week before. CNN’s 25-54 demo numbers were down -47% from the prior week.

According to Adweek: “Fox News’ The Five was the most-watched show of the week (3.08 million at 5 p.m.) and the second-most-watched among adults 25-54 (433,000) at 8 p.m. Tucker Carlson Tonight came in second in total viewers (3.05 million at 8 p.m.) and No. 1 among adults 25-54 (483,000). 

“Hannity took No. 3 in total viewers (2.62 million at 9 p.m.) followed by Jesse Watters Primetime at No. 4 (2.54 million at 7 p.m.) and Special Report with Bret Baier at No. 5 (2.245 million viewers at 6 p.m.). Fox News as a network secured the top 18 cable news telecasts for the week among adults 25-54.

“How about the broader basic cable landscape? After Fox News and MSNBC, there was HGTV, Hallmark, Discovery, INSP, TLC, Food Network, History and USA rounding out the top ten most-watched basic cable networks in primetime. 

“Fox News, MSNBC, HGTV and Hallmark were also the four most-watched basic cable networks in total day last week, followed by CNN, INSP, Food Network, USA, TV Land and ID.”

MSNBC came in second place behind Fox News but CNN’s ratings are still in freefall. And rumors are swirling of major a shakeup coming.

In May, “The Five” was the most-watched show on cable news in both total audience and among the key 25-54 age demographic.

According to Adweek, Tucker took the top two prizes last week:

“On the cable news programming front, Tucker Carlson Tonight was the most-watched show of the week, both in total viewers (3.225 million) and among adults 25-54 (533,000) at 8 p.m. The Five came in second (3.19 million total viewers / 412,000 adults 25-54 at 5 p.m.), followed by Jesse Watters Primetime at No. 3 in average total viewers  (2.59 million at 7 p.m.), Hannity at No. 4 (2.555 million at 9 p.m.) and Special Report with Bret Baier at No. 5 (2.41 million viewers at 6 p.m.). 

“Hannity averaged the third-most adults 25-54 on cable news (404,000), followed by The Ingraham Angle (380,000) and Jesse Watters Primetime (357,000).

“Fox News as a network secured the 15-most-watched cable news shows of the week.”

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