Fox Information Channel completed 2018 because the most-watched fundamental cable community for the third consecutive yr amongst each primetime and whole day viewers, in response to Nielsen Media Analysis.
Fox Information averaged 2.5 million primetime viewers, the highest-rated yr since launching 22 years in the past. No different fundamental cable community surpassed the two-million common viewership plateau, as ESPN averaged 1.eight million primetime viewers to complete second. MSNBC, HGTV and USA rounded out the highest 5, whereas CNN averaged solely 990,000 primetime viewers to complete eleventh total.
As for whole day scores, Fox Information averaged 1.four million viewers with second-place MSNBC falling in need of the one-million mark. MSNBC averaged 991,000 viewers with Nickelodeon, HGTV and ESPN becoming a member of FNC among the many high 5. CNN averaged 704,000 whole day viewers to complete seventh amongst cable networks.
“Fox Information continues to outperform different fundamental cable networks, proving as soon as once more that our information protection and premiere staff of journalists and opinion hosts are one of the best within the enterprise. With the current launch of Fox Nation, an elevated give attention to digital and the sturdy scores momentum now we have constructed, we’re assured that 2019 will provide our loyal viewers much more methods to have interaction with Fox Information,” CEO Suzanne Scott and President Jay Wallace stated in a joint assertion.
“Hannity” completed 2018 because the most-watched cable information program, averaging three.three million viewers. MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Present” averaged 2.9 million to complete second, whereas Fox Information’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” “The Ingraham Angle,” “The 5” and “Particular Report with Bret Baier” made up the six most-watched information applications.
FNC secured 10 of the highest 15 applications in whole viewers whereas CNN’s most-watched present was “Cuomo Prime Time,” which completed No. 23 total. CNN’s high present completed behind 14 Fox Information exhibits and eight completely different applications on rival MSNBC.
“Hannity” additionally completed 2018 because the most-watched present on cable among the many key demo of adults age 25-54, averaging 643,000 viewers within the class most necessary to advertisers. Maddow completed second, adopted by Carlson, Ingraham and “The 5.”
Fox Information had eight of the highest 15 spots among the many demo, in comparison with MSNBC’s 4 and CNN’s three. FNC additionally completed because the No. 1 community amongst households with an earnings of $100,000 per yr.
Fox Information’ dominant primetime efficiency completed behind solely broadcast networks because the most-watched station in all of tv for 2018, however the model’s digital properties thrived, too.
Fox Information Digital web page views elevated by 10 p.c and visits elevated by 22 p.c, in response to Adobe Analytics. Fox Information Digital additionally gained throughout social media, ending because the No. 1 information model with practically twice as many interactions as its closest competitor, CNN.
Throughout 2018, Fox Information was No. 1 on Fb, accounting for 53 p.c of all Fb Stay video views within the aggressive set.
In the meantime, Fox Information’ sister, Fox Enterprise Community, completed 2018 with its second consecutive yearly win over CNBC in Enterprise Day viewers.