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Fox News is Still the Most-Watched Network Among GOP Voters — But One in Seven Has Tuned Out

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Fox News is the most-watched news network among Republican voters, but some 14% of GOP voters who used to watch Fox News no longer watch the channel, according to a survey released Tuesday.



Fabrizio Lee, a GOP polling firm, polled more than 1,000 voters who are either registered Republicans or affiliate as Republicans on their news network viewership habits. The survey took place from February 20 to March 2, 2021.


The poll found that 48% Republican voters watch Fox News regularly than any other news network, while 26% of Republican voters watch Newsmax at least weekly. Fox News has lost some Republican viewers, with 14% responding that they used to watch Fox but don’t anymore, but the network maintains a wide lead over the conservative competition, with more Republicans saying they watch Fox daily than those who watch Newsmax weekly.



Thirty-two percent of Republican voters who used to watch Fox News now watch Newsmax at least weekly, and 28% of them watch OANN at least weekly.


However, 37% of former Fox viewers have never watched Newsmax, and 53% have never watched OANN.


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Just now, marioandsonic said:

Is Fox News still the most watched news channel in general?


It technically never was; that's why they always specified cable news since its highest rated shows never matched the ratings of NBC Nightly News, ABC World News, or CBS Evening News.


In cable, it still leads, but not like the 2000s when it was far ahead of the other cable news channels.



MSNBC's "The Rachel Maddow Show" was the most-watched prime time show in all of cable television for the month.



Fox News Channel’s total audience of 2.473 million viewers in prime led all cable news networks, followed by MSNBC (2.193 million viewers) and CNN (1.687 million viewers). In the key demo, CNN was first with 411,000 viewers, followed by FNC (365,000 viewers) and MSNBC (340,000 viewers).



MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show was the most-watched show in prime time, with a total audience of 3.5 million viewers, followed by Fox News Channel’s Tucker Carlson Tonight (3.4 million viewers), Hannity (2.9 million viewers) and The Five (2.846 million viewers), and MSNBC’s The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell (2.553 million viewers).


In the key demo, Maddow was first with 567,000 viewers, followed by FNC’s Tucker Carlson Tonight (515,000 viewers), CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360 (480,000 viewers) and Cuomo Prime Time (466,000 viewers), and Fox’s Hannity (435,000 viewers).


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As a comparison, here's Nightly News:



The evening newscasts shed adults 25-54 from the year-ago week, which featured Super Tuesday — an event that draws more younger viewers to the news than usual.



Another week, another ratings win for ABC World News Tonight with David Muir. The newscast averaged nearly 9.3 million total viewers and 1.8 million adults 25-54 during the week of March 1, marking 49 consecutive weeks that ABC has averaged a larger audience than its NBC and CBS evening counterparts both in total viewers and in the key A25-54 demo.


5-Day Averages:


    ABC    NBC    CBS
• Total Viewers:    9,261,000    7,488,000    5,496,000
• A25-54:    1,804,000    1,368,000    1,018,000

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Here are the Sunday shows, including Fox News Sunday.



Fox News Sunday posted year-over-year growth in total viewers.


Network    Program    Total Viewers    A25-54
CBS    Face the Nation (1/2 hr)    3,385,000    619,000
NBC    Meet the Press    3,255,000    664,000
ABC    This Week    3,018,000    559,000
FOX    Fox News Sunday    1,277,000    309,000

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