Fox News Tops November Ratings; MSNBC Shows Total Day Gains Vs. 2022

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Fox News topped November ratings among cable news networks, but the numbers were down across almost all categories versus the same period in 2022, when midterm election news dominated coverage.

MSNBC showed a slight gain in total day viewers versus November 2022, but otherwise networks saw declines.

In primetime, Fox News averaged 1.73 million viewers, down 29% versus November 2022. MSNBC averaged 1.136 million, down 5%, and CNN posted 540,000, off by 28%. In the 25-54 demo, Fox News averaged 199,000, down 44%, compared to CNN with 122,000, off by 36%, and MSNBC with 109,000, down 26%.

In total day, Fox News averaged 1.18 million viewers, down 25%, compared to MSNBC with 778,000, up 3%, and CNN with 474,000, down 15%. In the 25-54 demo, Fox News averaged 143,000, down 37%, compared to 93,000 for CNN, down 13%, and 81,000 for MSNBC, off by 13%.

The Five was the top cable weekday news show, averaging 2.87 million viewers, followed by Jesse Watters Primetime with 2.57 million, Hannity with 2.26 million, Special Report with 2.18 million and The Ingraham Angle with 2.15 million.

In the 25-54 demo, Gutfeld! topped with an averaged of 277,000, followed by Jesse Watters Primetime with 273,000, The Five with 270,000, Hannity with 260,000 and The Ingraham Angle with 221,000.

The combination of Rachel Maddow and Alex Wagner in MSNBC’s M-F slot averaged 1.57 million in total viewers and 158,000 in the 25-54 demo. Maddow, though, averaged 2.4 million in her Monday slot, beating Hannity and CNN’s The Source with Kaitlan Collins in total viewers.

MSNBC’s top weekday show was Deadline: White House, averaging 1.61 million viewers, and The Beat with Ari Melber was its top show in the 25-54 demo, averaging 166,000. CNN’s most viewed weekday show was Erin Burnett Outfront, averaging 741,000, and Anderson Cooper 360 topped in the 25-54 demo with an average of 151,000.

The figures are from Nielsen via Fox News and MSNBC.

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