Megyn Kelly Is the Most-Watched Cable News Anchor Among Younger Viewers

By A.J. Katz 

In the just-completed third quarter of 2016, Bill O’Reilly had the most-watched cable news program, while Megyn Kelly was most-watched among the audience that advertisers of news like: the A25-54 demo.

O’Reilly has now been No. 1 for 66 consecutive quarters, and was up 13 percent vs. Q3 2015, while The Kelly File delivered its most-watched quarter ever. Hannity also had its most-watched quarter since moving into the 10 p.m. timeslot in 2013, finishing No. 2 in the demo. O’Reilly was third.

Other Fox News shows to deliver their highest-rated quarters ever in total viewers include America’s Newsroom, Happening Now, Shepard Smith Reporting, The Five, MediaBuzz and Justice with Judge Jeanine. Fox News had all Top 10 spots among total viewers.


MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show was the most-watched cable news program not on Fox: No. 8 in the demo and No. 11 in total viewers. Anderson Cooper 360 was CNN’s top show ranking No. 5 in the demo and No. 17 in total viewers, and up a massive 81 percent from Q3 2015.

CNN Tonight with Don Lemon also cracked the Top 10 in the demo, followed by Erin Burnett Outfront in the 11th spot and the Last World with Lawrence O’Donnell in 12th.

  Q3 cable news program ranker (Total Viewers)

Q3 cable news program ranker (A25-54)