- The Washington Times - Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Fox News remains the most-watched cable network of all and is now notching up historic ratings for the first three months of the year.

The network completed the first quarter of 2020 with its “largest audience in network history” throughout the day and prime-time hours, according to new ratings numbers released Tuesday by Nielsen Media Research.

As it has done for over 18 years, Fox News has bested its news rivals during that three-month period, enjoying an average of 3.4 million viewers during prime time — compared to 1.9 million viewers for MSNBC and 1.4 million for CNN.

Prime-time host Sean Hannity remains the ratings king, drawing 4.2 million viewers, closely followed by Tucker Carlson with 4 million and “The Ingraham Angle” with 3.6 million.

Non-news rivals such as HGTV and ESPN were also trounced according to the Nielsen numbers. Fox News was the most-watched network in the entire cable realm during the day and through prime-time during the three-month period, and it is now marking 15 consecutive quarters — that’s 45 months — in the top spot.

Fox News has also enjoyed 49% growth in daytime viewership and 45% during the prime-time hours compared to this time last year — the most of any cable news network, Nielsen says.

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