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Fox News Ratings Continue To Far Outpace News Rivals

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Fox News continues to best its rivals in no uncertain terms. During the week of April 11-17, Fox News marked its 40th straight week earning more primetime viewers than CNN and MSNBC combined.

Yes, you read that right. Fox News earned an average of 2.3 million viewers in that period, according to Nielsen Media Research, compared to 1.2 million who went with MSNBC and 694,000 who chose CNN.

Notably, Fox News aired 93 of the top 100 cable newscasts during the week — and also topped such non-news rivals as TNT, HGTV, History and Discovery.

With 3.6 million viewers, “The Five” averaged more viewers than ESPN’s NBA playoffs — as did “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” which has an audience of 3.4 million. “Hannity,” meanwhile, weighed in with 3 million viewers.

When MSNBC primetime host Rachel Maddow returned to her show after a significant absence, 1.9 million viewers tuned in to watch. Ms. Maddow, however, lost the ratings race for that hour to Fox News host Laura Ingraham — who enjoyed an audience of 2.3 million.

In the morning ratings race, “Fox& Friends” drew 1.4 million, compared to 446,000 viewers who chose CNN’s “New Day” and 786,000 who preferred MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” This marks the 56th straight week “Fox& Friends” has topped the cable news competition in the mornings across all categories, according to Nielsen.

House Minority Whip Steve Scalise, Louisiana Republican, has a few simple but telling numbers to share.

“The inflation rate was 1.7% in February 2021, the first full month of President Biden’s presidency. Today, the inflation rate is 8.5%. This is disgraceful. Democrats’ out-of-control spending, extreme climate policies, and regulatory assault on our economy are wreaking havoc on every American at the gas station and the grocery store. We deserve better,” Mr. Scalise wrote in an op-ed for Fox News.

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