The Top Cable News Programs For October 2017 Were…

By A.J. Katz Comment

Fox News programming continues to lead in the cable news ratings race.

FNC is home to eight of the top 10 cable news shows for the month of October, both in total viewers and among adults 25-54.

Back in his original 9 p.m. timeslot, Sean Hannity had the No. 1 cable news show in October, both in total viewers and the A25-54 demo, and he won those respective categories by rather large margins. Hannity was also up double-digits versus October 2016 (up +15 percent in total viewers and +27 percent in the 25-54 demo).

Here’s a look at the top 10 cable news programs for October, both in total viewers and among adults 25-54.

Total Viewers:

  1. Hannity (3,198,000)
  2. Tucker Carlson Tonight (2,824,000)
  3. The Rachel Maddow Show (2,503,000)
  4. Special Report With Bret Baier (2,339,000)
  5. The Five (2,308,000)
  6. The Story With Martha MacCallum (2,158,000)
  7. Fox News Tonight – 10 p.m. (2,003,000)
  8. Last Word With Lawrence O’Donnell (1,906,000)
  9. America’s Newsroom (1,905,000)
  10. Outnumbered (1,793,000)

Adults 25-54:

  1. Hannity (686,000)
  2. Tucker Carlson Tonight (581,000)
  3. The Rachel Maddow Show (558,000)
  4. Fox News Tonight – 10 p.m. (468,000)
  5. The Story With Martha MacCallum (450,000)
  6. Special Report With Bret Baier (448,000)
  7. The Five (443,000)
  8. Last Word With Lawrence O’Donnell (409,000)
  9. America’s Newsroom (401,000)
  10. Fox & Friends (400,000)

Anderson Cooper 360 was CNN’s top show for October (No. 25 in total viewers / No. 11 among A25-54).

Lou Dobbs Tonight was Fox Business’s top show for October (No. 48 in total viewers / No. 60 among A25-54)

Forensic Files was HLN’s top show for October (No. 49 in total viewers / No. 48 among A25-54 )

Shark Tank was CNBC’s top show for October (No. 50 in total viewers / No. 49 among A25-54)

 

Morning Shows

Total Viewers:

  1. Fox & Friends (1,647,000)
  2. Morning Joe (1,019,000)
  3. New Day (656,000)

Adults 25-54:

  1. Fox & Friends (400,000)
  2. New Day (243,000)
  3. Morning Joe (237,000)

Cable News Ranker: October 2017 (Total Viewers)

Cable News Ranker: October 2017 (A25-54)

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