The primetime shows on Fox News faced so many boycotts in 2019, but the network hit its highest primetime ratings since its inception over 20 years ago.

From Fox News:

FFNC also finished 2019 as the most-watched basic cable network for the fourth consecutive year, averaging 1.4 million viewers. No other network cracked the one-million total day viewer plateau.

FNC averaged 2.5 million viewers between 8-11 p.m, and “Hannity” averaged 3.3 million viewers.

“Once again, Fox News Channel’s team of leading journalists and opinion hosts have led the network to a record-breaking ratings year as the number one network in all of cable for the fourth consecutive year,” Fox News Media CEO Suzanne Scott and President & Executive Editor Jay Wallace said in a statement.

Hannity grabbed the most viewers in the 25-54 demographic with 528,000 viewers.

Tucker Carlson, the host of Tucker Carlson Tonight, took the brunt of the boycotts. Despite that, he achieved three million viewers in 2019, including 509,000 in the coveted 25-54 demographic.

His show was the second most-viewed primetime show:

“FNC continues to exert its dominance in cable television as the country experiences what may be one of the most fervent news cycles in history and we are proud to provide our audience with news and opinion they can trust across a variety of programming,” Scott and Wallace continued.

MSNBC finished second in total day viewers with 990,000. ESPN, Nickelodeon, and HGTV fell in the next open slots.

In primetime viewing, ESPN came in second with 1.8 million viewers. MSNBC, HGTV, and TBS followed it.

Fox nailed it in the morning lineup. An average of 1.5 million viewers tuned in to Fox & Friends. MSNBC’s Morning Joe had 1.1 million viewers. CNN’s New Day only averaged 507,000.


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