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New month, similar result: Fox News Channel is the most-watched outlet on cable television, both in total day and in primetime.
FNC just completed its 18th consecutive month as the most-watched basic cable network in total day, averaging 1.35 million total day viewers in July 2022, per Nielsen live-plus-same-day data. Fox also averaged 194,000 adults 25-54 in total day for July. Compared to the previous month of June, however, Fox News lost -2% in total day viewers and -8% in the total day demo. How about Fox News primetime? The network remains far and away No. 1 in cable news, but shed -3% in total primetime viewers and -8% among the primetime demo vs. June.
How did Fox News fare relative to July 2021? The network gained +14% in total day viewers but lost -3% in the total day demo, shed less than -1% in total primetime viewers and -12% in the primetime demo.
Additionally, Fox Business beat CNBC in total business day viewers for the fourth consecutive month, led by Kudlow, which had its most-watched month since launch. However, FBN came up short to CNBC in the key A25-54 demo and during total day.
The average Nielsen live plus same day impressions for July ’22:
- Prime time (Mon.-Sun.): 2,116,000 total viewers / 292,000 A25-54
- Total Day (Mon.-Sun.): 1,350,000 total viewers /194,000 A25-54
On the programming front, The Five continued to make history, finishing the month of July as the most-watched cable news show for seven out of the past eight months. The roundtable talk program averaged 3.2 million total viewers, and 410,000 in the 25-54 demo at 5 p.m. At 8 p.m., Tucker Carlson Tonight completed the month as the top-rated program among adults 25-54, averaging 482,000 in the measurement, and finishing No. 2 in total viewers with a 3.1 million average. Additionally, Fox News delivered The network the four-most-watched cable news shows and the top 15 of the top 16 cable news programs in the 25-54 demo for the month of July 2022.