Fox News prime-time lineup delivers highest ratings in 24-year history

Fox News achieved its highest ratings in its 24-year history, according to Nielsen Media Research, averaging 3.5 million total viewers in prime time during the month of February. 
 
The big ratings marked the 44th consecutive month Fox News has been the most-watched channel in all of basic cable. 
 
Overall, among the three major cable news networks, Fox averaged 3.53 million viewers, followed by MSNBC's 1.78 million and CNN's 1.05 million. 
 
In the 25- to 54-year-old demographic sought by advertisers, Fox News was first in the category with 587,000 viewers in prime time, followed by MSNBC's 317,000 and CNN's 296,000. 
 
Sean HannitySean Patrick HannityTrump says 'no way' he'll cancel GOP convention in August Trump questions need for 30,000 ventilators in New York Hannity challenges Mnuchin on coronavirus bill: Expanding unemployment benefits 'angers my audience' MORE's, Tucker CarlsonTucker CarlsonO'Rourke slams Texas official who suggested grandparents risk their lives for economy during pandemic Texas lt gov: Grandparents 'don't want the whole country to be sacrificed' amid coronavirus closures Burr requests ethics investigation into stock sale, denies wrongdoing MORE's and Laura IngrahamLaura Anne IngrahamTrump team fiercely debates how long coronavirus restrictions should stay in place Laura Ingraham on testing anti-malaria drug for coronavirus: 'I'll happily volunteer' Warren makes surprise appearance on 'Saturday Night Live' after dropping out of 2020 race MORE's programs were the top shows in cable news. Each of these hosts' shows hit all-time highs for a month. 
 
Hannity finished with 4.3 million total viewers, while Carlson was second with 4.115 million and Ingraham third with 3.6 million. Ingraham's average audience marked a record for a female cable news host.
 
 
Compared to the same month in 2019, Fox News was up 35 percent overall in total viewers, with CNN declining by 3 percent and MSNBC down 9 percent in total viewers. 
 
In the 25-54 demographic, Fox saw a 27 percent increase, while CNN and MSNBC were down 6 percent and 7 percent, respectively.