Fox News was the most-watch outlet on broadcast and cable final week for its protection of the US’s evacuation from Afghanistan. According to information from Nielsen, FNC averaged 2.94 million viewers for the week of August 16-22.
It’s routine for FNC to prime cable opponents. However, outranking the printed networks, that are in way more houses, is uncommon. The AP notes that the final time FNC ranked No. 1 was in September 2020 after Chris Wallace moderated the talk between then-President Donald Trump and Joe Biden. You do not forget that, don’t you?
Furthermore, a number of Fox News’ applications drew their highest-rated weeks of the yr: America Reports, America Newsroom, The Faulkner Focus, The Five, Fox and Friends, Gutfeld, Your World with Neil Cavuto, and Fox News Primetime hosted by Will Cain.
Tellingly, MSNBC’s scores dipped from the earlier week, whereas CNN gained 21%. MSNBC dropped as a result of liberal viewers weren’t in listening to about Biden’s blunders. Once they realized MSNBC couldn’t successfully blame Trump for the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan — they have been out. Off to Hulu or one thing.
So you would possibly ask your self: why was CNN’s viewership up considerably?
Though CNN and MSNBC are comparable in speaking factors and ideologies, informal information viewers nonetheless view CNN — regardless of years of proof to opposite — as a reasonable different to MSNBC and Fox News. As a outcome, exterior viewers tune in to CNN throughout consequential information durations then go away as soon as the story subsides. Recent examples of this rollercoaster embrace the 2020 election and the aftermath of the Jan. 6 riot. In each instances, CNN rose nicely above its common, then fell exhausting.
Here are the averages for every community final week:
- Fox News, 2.94 million viewers
- CBS, 2.57 million
- NBC, 2.53 million
- ABC, 2.39 million
- Fox, 1.38 million
- MSNBC, 1.2 million
- CNN, 943,00