Sean Hannity has been receiving record-breaking numbers at FOX news, and it is now official that he is the longest-running news show host, surpassing the previous leader. The network was ecstatic to reveal Hannity’s ratings and duration of service.
Fox News has established new ratings highs, and the network’s two most popular anchors, Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity, have been instrumental to its success.
“Fox News’s Sean Hannity scored second place in the ratings Thursday in the key 25-54 age demographic. Hannity raked in 515,000 demo viewers at 9 p.m., just behind Tucker Carlson’s 587,000 demo viewers,” Mediaite reported.
“Carlson often lands on top in the demo, but it is rare for Hannity to surpass The Five, which came in sixth place Thursday behind Jesse Watters, Laura Ingraham, and Greg Gutfeld. Hannity also returned to the top three in terms of total viewers, behind The Five and Tucker Carlson Tonight, which scored first and second place in the ratings — respectively,” the outlet added.
Friday night, Hannity dominated the 8 PM ET time slot with over 3.3 million people.
MSNBC’s Alex Wagner got 1.5 million total viewers, while CNN’s “Election night in America” drew 995 thousand.
Mediaite provides the following breakdown of the networks’ performance:
Fox News: 2.15 million
MSNBC: 1.06 million
Fox News: 335,000
Here are the prime time averages — encompassing shows which air from 8-11 p.m. — in total viewers and the 25-54 demo.
CNN: 1.07 million
Fox News: 3.25 million
MSNBC: 1.56 million
Fox News: 525,000
“Earlier this year, Hannity, who has been with Fox News since its launch in 1996, smashed another record after becoming a host for close to 26 years.,” Conservative Brief reported.
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Fox News issued a statement celebrating the milestone, saying, “FOX News Channel’s (FNC) Sean Hannity has notched yet another industry milestone, becoming the longest-running primetime cable news host in television history. Today marks 25 consecutive years, six months, and 15 days at the helm of a primetime cable news program, breaking the previous longstanding record* held by the late talk show host Larry King. As cable news’ most enduring personality, Hannity has been a staple of FNC’s primetime lineup since the launch of the network in 1996, where his candid style and passionate commentary have made him one of the most prominent and influential voices in the country.” CONTINUE READING…