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(SNews) – Fox News’s smash hit “The Five” continues to set records and just became the first non-primetime program in history to top all of cable news for six consecutive quarters.

The show averaged 3.3 million viewers and 357,000 in A25-54, the show also beat every show on CNN and MSNBC across the board.

“The Five” even beat ABC’s The Bachelor in total viewers.

“Tucker Carlson Tonight” continued its reign as the highest-rated program in cable news in the younger 25-54 demo, averaging 3.2 million viewers, 443,000 in the demo and 299,000 in the 18-49 category for the quarter.

Fox News beat CNN and MSNBC combined with total day and primetime viewers and the A25-54 demo for the seventh consecutive quarter.

For primetime viewers, this was the 85th straight quarter that Fox News has been number one.

Fox News won every single weekday hour over the cable news competition with double and triple-digit percent advantages.

And incredibly, Fox News had 98 of the top 100 telecasts in cable news.

“Gutfeld!” continued to beat a number of the late-night broadcast competition for the quarter.

Greg Gutfeld’s show had over 1.9 million viewers and 301,000 with A25-54.

The show continues to defeat ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” despite this being Gutfeld’s second year in the late-night business.

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According to Fox News:

FIRST QUARTER 2023 RATINGS FOR THE TOP FIVE PROGRAMS IN CABLE NEWS:

Total Viewers: The Five (3,256,000) Tucker Carlson Tonight (3,246,000), Jesse Watters Primetime (2,781,000) Hannity (2,585,000), Special Report with Bret Baier (2,349,000)

Adults 25-54: Tucker Carlson Tonight (443,000), The Five (357,000), Hannity (317,000), Jesse Watters Primetime (304,000), Gutfeld! (301,000)

1Q’23 VS. 1Q’22 NIELSEN NUMBERS (seven day week, L+SD):

TOTAL DAY

FNC: 1,364,000 total viewers – down 15% (174,000 in 25-54 – down 38%)

CNN: 478,000 total viewers – down 27% (94,000 in 25-54 – down 40%)

MSNBC: 703,000 total viewers – down 1% (78,000 in 25-54 – down 9%)

PRIMETIME

FNC: 2,088,000 total viewers – down 18% (259,000 in 25-54 – down 40%)

CNN: 568,000 total viewers – down 34% (124,000 in 25-54 – down 47%)

MSNBC: 1,110,000 total viewers – down 8% (111,000 in 25-54 – down 26%)

MARCH 2023 RATINGS FOR THE TOP FIVE PROGRAMS IN CABLE NEWS:

Total Viewers: Tucker Carlson Tonight (3,251,000), The Five (3,058,000), Jesse Watters Primetime (2,670,000) Hannity (2,505,000), Special Report with Bret Baier (2,200,000)

Adults 25-54: Tucker Carlson Tonight (421,000), The Five (317,000), Hannity (290,000), Gutfeld! (283,000), Jesse Watters Primetime (280,000)

MARCH 2023 VS MARCH 2022 NIELSEN NUMBERS (seven day week, L+SD):

TOTAL DAY

FNC: 1,319,000 total viewers – down 27% (162,000 in 25-54 – down 53%)

CNN: 425,000 total viewers – down 52% (83,000 in 25-54 – down 64%)

MSNBC: 701,000 total viewers – down 10% (78,000 in 25-54 – down 24%)

PRIMETIME

FNC: 2,094,000 total viewers – down 27% (245,000 in 25-54 – down 54%)

CNN: 473,000 total viewers – down 61% (100,000 in 25-54 – down 73%)

MSNBC: 1,135,000 total viewers – down 12% (107,000 in 25-54 – down 42%)

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