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Fox News is #3 as viewers continue to punish network

Fox News Channel continues to struggle as a result of its election and post-election coverage. The news channel’s viewers, typically some of the most loyal and conservative, have not returned after having left by the millions since election night on Nov. 3. Ratings as of Tuesday, Dec. 15 show CNN and MSNBC winning in most categories.

After dominating cable viewership for news as the gorilla in the room for several years, Fox is now struggling to retain a number 3 position with upstart Newsmax nipping at its heels. Even Mike Lindell, who’s My Pillow commercials filled Fox’s commercial breaks, has left the network.

Dwight Widaman, Metro Voice Editor

Both CNN and MSNBC, while now roundly beating Fox, don’t have much gloating to do. Instead of growing their viewership, the cable networks have not benefited from the exodus from Fox by Christians and conservatives. Viewership tracking companies have found that Fox viewers have left cable altogether, moving to Newsmax, OAN, and NTD. Newsmax has even beat Fox programming for some segments even while it is found primarily only through streaming or YouTube.

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Fox News’ conservative viewers have not only punished the company’s news programs, but also its conservative evening hosts with Tucker Carlson, MacCallum, and Hannity also losing viewers with some shows now taking a number third place.

Ratings as of 12-15-2020

25-54 Demographic (Live+SD x 1,000)

Total Day: FNC: 238 | CNN: 320 | MSNBC: 245
Prime: FNC: 396 | CNN: 501 | MSNBC: 422

FNC:CNN:MSNBC:
4PMCavuto:
183
Tapper:
344
Wallace:
269
5PMFive:
278
Blitzer:
386
Wallace:
6PMBaier: 
267
Blitzer:
380
Melber:
309
7PMMacCallum:
218
Burnett:
370
Reid:
337
8PMCarlson:
418
Cooper:
519
Hayes:
351
9PMHannity:
411
Cuomo:
530
Maddow:
582
10PMIngraham:
359
Lemon:
454
O’Donnell:
333
11PMBream:
223
Lemon:
348
Williams:
282

Total Viewers (Live+SD x 1,000)

Total Day: FNC: 1.570 | CNN: 1.382 | MSNBC: 1.748
Prime: FNC: 2.764 | CNN: 2.000 | MSNBC: 2.775

FNCCNNMSNBC:
4PMCavuto:
1.171
Tapper:
1.742
Wallace:
2.280
5PMFive:
2.621
Blitzer:
1.737
Wallace:
—-
6PMBaier: 
1.990
Blitzer:
1.520
Melber:
2.245
7PMMacCallum:
1.650
Burnett:
1.776
Reid:
2.274
8PMCarlson:
3.223
Cooper:
2.164
Hayes:
2.238
9PMHannity:
2.875
Cuomo:
2.145
Maddow:
3.462
10PMIngraham:
2.195
Lemon:
1.690
O’Donnell:
2.624
11PMBream:
1.257
Lemon:
1.157
Williams:
2.028

–Dwight Widaman | Metro Voice

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