There's a new highest-rated news program. In 2022 Tucker Carlson had the second-highest in cable news, with "The Five" taking over the throne for the highest-rated news program.
According to Nielson ratings "The Five" had an average of 3.5 million viewers in 2022.
There is a new cable news ratings champion.
Nielsen data for 2022 rank the Fox News round table program “The Five” as the most watched show, toppling “Tucker Carlson Tonight." @SteveBattaglio has more. https://t.co/xQI360ESLc
— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) December 19, 2022
"Tucker Carlson Tonight" had an average of 3.3 million viewers over the year, a 3% increase from the previous year when it was the most-watched cable news program.
"The Five," which airs at 5 p.m. ET and 2 p.m. PT, saw an increase in its audience of over 17%. It is the first non-prime-time show to finish the year as the top-ranked program.
According to Nielsen, the top five most-watched broadcast news shows are:
1. The Five (3.69 million viewers)
2. Tucker Carlson Tonight (3.62m)
3. Jesse Watters Primetime (3.1m)
4. Hannity (3m)
5. Special Report with Bret Baier (2.6m)
All five are on Fox News. pic.twitter.com/iLUswRlUcU
— Robert G. Reeve (@RobertGReeve) May 13, 2022
The show features conservatives Jesse Watters, Dana Perino, Jeanine Pirro, and Greg Gutfeld, as well as liberal commentators Jessica Tarlov, Harold Ford, and Geraldo Rivera, who share a rotating chair.
This marks the 21st consecutive year that Fox News has been the most-watched cable news network. The network had an average of 1.49 million viewers, a 12% increase from the previous year.
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