‘Fox & Friends’ Tuesday program draws higher ratings than MSNBC’s ‘All In’ with Chris Hayes: Report

November 14, 2019

Fox News’ evening programs have long led the pack in the ratings, with both CNN and MSNBC constantly trailing behind. But now, even Fox’s morning shows are in the spotlight.

Fox’s flagship morning program Fox & Friends did better on Tuesday than even MSNBC’s primetime program All In with host Chris Hayes, Mediaite reported.

Fox & Friends comes out on top

Fox & Friends, which runs for three consecutive hours on weekday mornings, drew in an average of 2.09 million viewers on Tuesday, according to Mediate. And in the key demographic of 25–54-year-olds, the program saw an average of 272,000 viewers.

But while MSNBC’s All In saw slightly more viewers among 25–54-year-olds — with an average of 281,000 viewers — Fox still came out on top overall. Chris Hayes’ show, which airs at 8 p.m. ET on weeknights, saw just 1.92 million viewers on Tuesday.

This all came on the eve of the start of public impeachment hearings against President Donald Trump — but despite going “all in” on his coverage, Hayes just couldn’t hit the top spot.

Meanwhile, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow hosted the network’s highest-rated program on Tuesday, averaging 2.98 million viewers in her 9 p.m. ET slot, including 491,000 viewers between the ages of 25 and 54.

But even Maddow couldn’t top Tucker Carlson’s 8 p.m. ET Fox show, which saw 3.24 million viewers on Tuesday, nor Sean Hannity’s 9 p.m. ET program, which was watched by about 3.17 million, including nearly 500,000 25-to-54-year-olds.

CNN, MSNBC fall flat

According to figures provided by Adweek, the only evening program hosts on Fox News that MSNBC’s Hayes managed to beat in average viewer numbers were Neil Cavuto, who saw an average of 1.66 million viewers at 4 p.m. ET Tuesday, and Shannon Bream, whose late-night clean-up slot at 11 p.m. ET garnered an average of 1.48 million viewers.

Adweek also painted a bleak portrait of CNN’s ratings. The outlet revealed that even the network’s top-rated primetime program, Chris Cuomo’s Cuomo Prime Time, failed to beat any of the offerings from Fox News or MSNBC, at least in terms of total viewers — though it did manage to best a small handful in the key 25–54-year-old demographic.

Cuomo brought in an average of 290,000 viewers in that coveted demographic, though only about 1.24 million tuned in overall.

For its part, Fox News had a combined average of 2.98 million viewers during the evening on Tuesday, compared with MSNBC’s 2.37 million and CNN’s bleak 1.1 million. In the key age bracket, Fox again won the night with a combined average of 448,000 viewers, compared to MSNBC’s 386,000 and CNN’s 268,000.

In the end, it’s obvious that Fox News remains the top network on TV — both day and night.


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Ben Marquis

Ben Marquis is a staff writer for Conservative Institute.