'Fox & Friends First' Delivers Timeslot's Best Performance in Seven Years on Fox News Channel

Categories: Cable News Ratings

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May 31st, 2012

This May, Fox & Friends First delivered Fox News Channel's best performance at 5:00AM since May 2005 in both Total Viewers and Adults 25-54. Fox & Friends improved the time period by 31% in total viewers and 29% in adults 25-54 over last year, when repeats of The O'Reilly Factor aired. The program also scored a decisive victory over its competitors on CNN and NBC.

In contrast, the other cable news channels ratings are declining at 5AM. On CNN World One is down 37% in total viewers and 44% in Adults 25-54 versus Early Start's performance in time period in May 2011. On MSNBC, First Look/Way Too Early declined 38% in Total Viewers and 39% in Adults 25-54 versus its year ago performance.

May 2012 Versus May 2011: 5:00AM-6:00AM

Network
Period
Program
P2+ (000s)
P25-54 (000s)
FOXN
04/25/11-05/29/11
THE OREILLY FACTOR
378
154
FOXN
04/30/12-05/25/12
FOX & FRIENDS FIRST
496
198
Change
+31%
+29%
CNN
04/25/11-05/29/11
WORLD ONE
217
108
CNN
04/30/12-05/25/12
EARLY START
137
60
Change  -37%  -44%
MSNB
04/25/11-05/29/11
FIRST LOOK/ WAY TOO EARLY
238
104
MSNB
04/30/12-05/25/12
FIRST LOOK/WAY TOO EARLY
148
63
Change -38% -39%

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Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2012 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

 
  • Coffee Steve

    Wow..The percentage of the losses on both CNN and MSNBC are eye openers.

    CNN -37 -44%
    MSNBC -38 -39%

    F&F +31 +29%

    I can hear it now

    BEEEEPPPPP…Can you come into the office after the show?, we need to talk
    :-)

  • kyle

    I still don’t understand why people watch Fox News

  • REM

    Just a sign of the times,,liberal tv is dying

  • Ron

    @kyle, f&f is highly entertaining since all 3 are nuts

  • Pundit

    Kyle. Because we are Zombies, OK? That’s why. Old and stupid zombies. White zombies at that. Satisfied?

  • Ultima

    @kyle
    I still don’t understand why people watch Fox News

    Because they get tired of watching news and commentary programs with a strong liberal bias?

  • TRACY DAVIS

    That is fantastic for Fox News! Ainsley Earhart, Julliet Huddy,Julie Bandaras among others have done a fantastic job on the early Fox Morning 5am show. Congratulations to all of them!

  • Remote Patrolled

    Wow – there’s a lot of ignorant people out there!

  • Debsafan

    I watch Fox and Friends every morning. If you want to know the truth that’s the show you should watch.

  • MzVicky

    I’ve watched all three off and on but I always come back to Fox. The other two networks are boring and definitely cater to one side. Even though Fox may have some shows dedicated to the conservatives, all in all I think they are definitely more balanced than the other two networks.

  • One of the Ignorant

    Hey “Remote Patrolled,” so you are the only ‘smart’ one left still watching MSNBC? It must be lonely being as ‘smart’ as you and watching a program no one thinks is intellectual? You’re probably like Albert Einstein who knew how dumb people around him were and he was the only one who could see the light. We all have our crosses to bear and yours is evidently having to watch how the dumb people cannot see that MSNBC is for ‘smart’ people and FOX is for the ignorant. I’ll pray for you that the Lord will help you with your cross to bear – oops, wait, you’re probably too smart to believe in God, too. In that case, I’ll email the earth and ask if she will not rain on you.

  • XYZ

    Wow, you mean a live show gets better ratings than the 4th repeat of BOR?
    Shocking.

  • UpAndOver

    You will not see this on the ‘Ed Show’ the voice of the WI Unions…

    The Big Numbers

    “70 percent”

    Decrease in membership in the American Federation of State,
    County and Municipal Employees chapter that represents Wisconsin
    state workers since the state stopped automatically collecting dues from
    worker paychecks last spring, according to the Wall Street Journal.
    Statewide, the union’s overall membership dropped from 62,818 to 28,745.

  • Laurence Glavin

    Science at the highest level is largely collegial, that is, scientists gather together often to compare notes, and clear any confusion among themselves (everyone else is confused ipso facto). Einstein even had a colleague help him with the math behind his theories. Here’s a group photo of one of the conferences he attended: htpp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Solvay_conference_1927.jpg

  • Laurence Glavin
  • Steve Perry

    Just to put things into perspective for you Fox fans:

    #1 – NBC Today – 5,175,000 viewers

    #2 – ABC GMA – 5,111,000 viewers

    #3 – CBS This Morning – 2,399,000 viewers

    #4 – Fox and Friends – 1,208,000 viewers (Not even in the same league)

    Liberal(NBC, CBS, ABC) Media = 12,685,000
    vs
    Conservative(Fox News) Media = 1,208,000 (not even close)

    Ouch…sorry to bring you Fox kool-aid drinkers back down to reality but somebody’s got to do it…and I didn’t even include CNN or MSNBC which is about an extra 500,000+ viewers.

  • Jim P.

    Anyone wonder why the picture is of Steve Gretchen and Brian when they don’t host the 5am show?

  • David

    Fox news DOES NOT lie there are more people watching Fox than any other channel. That should tell you that only the libs believe they are lies and that is why Fox is number 1 in the cable news ratings

  • Sonny

    Watch broadcast if you will, Erica Hill was ruined by them and Ainsley Earhart is good any time of day if you haven’t figured it out

  • steve

    Hey Steve Perry, what drugs are you on.

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