Primetime cable news audiences U.S. 2016-2022

Average number of TVs tuned into cable news programming during the primetime news timeslot in the United States from 2016 to 2022

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Release date

September 2023


United States

Survey time period

2016 to 2022

Supplementary notes

Figures have been rounded.
Numbers represent CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC for each full year and include live viewership only. The source explains "average audience" as the average number of televisions tuned to an entity throughout the selected time frame. The number is calculated by dividing the total hours viewed by the length of the time frame (in hours). The prime news time slot includes newscasts that air from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

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