Fox News ratings slipping down past MSNBC, CNN


For the first time in 17 years, Fox News has fallen to third place in primetime ratings.

Viewership has surged for MSNBC and CNN in the past week, due to a wild streak of news surrounding the Trump administration, and both Rachel Maddow and Anderson Cooper are now dominating the airwaves on primetime news.

The Hollywood Reporter shared the following results:

Primetime Averages for May 15-19
1. MSNBC: 611,000 adults 25-54; 2.44 million viewers
2. CNN: 589,000 adults 25-54; 1.65 million viewers
3. FNC: 497,000 adults 25-54; 2.41 million viewers

Since Bill O’Reilly left the airwaves, Anderson Cooper has skyrocketed to the number one spot for the 8:00 pm hour Monday through Friday, and Rachel Maddow is setting records at MSNBC.

Fox is still in second place, with regards to overall viewership however, bringing in an average of 2.41 million viewers throughout the week, compared to 2.44 million for MSNBC and 1.65 million for CNN.

Fox has undergone several major shakeups, including sexual harassment claims that led to the departure of former CEO Roger Ailes (who died just last week) and Bill O’Reilly.

Megyn Kelly’s departure resulted in Tucker Carlson gaining her spot, and The Five show moving to 9 p.m.

Breitbart reported that Fox also unveiled a new second-floor studio last month.

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