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Fox News tops yearly ratings for 20th consecutive year

Fox News was the highest-rated cable news outlet in the country for the 20th consecutive year in 2021. 

Fox ranked first in total day and prime-time viewers, according to Nielsen Media Research, occupying more than half of the audience shared in total day viewers and the 25-54 demographic. 

“I am immensely proud of this landmark achievement as it is a testament to the dedicated teams across FOX News Channel, who are the backbone in making us number one for 20 consecutive years with the most loyal and politically diverse audience in cable news,” Fox News Media CEO Suzanne Scott said in a statement. 

In the month of January, Fox had 95 of the top 100 cable news telecasts during the month, including 14 of the top 15 cable news programs in overall viewers. 

Fox’s ratings were up 4 percent from last January, to an average of 1.4 million total day viewers, compared with 493,000 total viewers for CNN and 656,000 total viewers for MSNBC. 

Last year, Fox revamped its daytime programming and replaced its 7 p.m. news hour with an opinion show, now hosted by longtime reporter and anchor Jesse Watters. 

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