Fox & Friends Scores Big in Wednesday Ratings, Sean Hannity Reclaims Top Spot


The day after Tucker Carlson bagged an astonishing quantity of viewers during his coverage of Iran’s attack on a military base housing U.S. troops, 9 p.m. Fox News anchor Sean Hannity reclaimed his usual position as number one in cable news.

Hannity, who has been hawkish in his coverage of the escalating conflict with Iran, bagged 4.19 million viewers and a massive 670,000 in the demo. Carlson, whose current anti-interventionism is said to have been the subject of the president’s attention, came second with 3.7 million viewers and 696,000 in the demo.

Laura Ingraham was close behind, and The Five, a daytime program on Fox News, came fourth — beating out MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, who placed fifth with 2.98 million in total viewers and 504,000 in the demo.

The whopping ratings day for Fox saw its prime time shows average 3.85 million in total viewers and 658,000 in the demo. The big numbers started early too. Fox & Friends, the three hour morning show that kicks of the network’s day, scored 2.7 million total viewers and 507,000 in the demo — its highest ratings since the day after the 2018 midterms.

CNN, usually third in the ratings race, beat out MSNBC from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., nabbing 287,000 in the demo and 1.204 million in total viewers to MSNBC’s 156,000 in the demo and 1.202 million.

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