Jesse Watters And Greg Gutfeld Dominate Competition, Deliver The Top Shows In The Industry For July

Jesse Watters And Greg Gutfelkd dominated the July ratings as Fox News continued to crush its rivals. Fox News had 92 of the top 100 cable news telecasts for the month. Watters, who took over for Tucker Carlson in the 8 p.m. time slot, ended July with the top two rated shows on cable news in terms of total viewers: The Five and Jesse Watters Prime Time.

Greg Gutfeld came in third place overall with his show Gutfeld! at 10 p.m. bringing in 1.983 million total viewers. Gutfeld also hosts The Five.

Fox News finished July 2023 as cable television’s most-watched network across both primetime and total day viewership and was #2 in the 25-54 demo with total day behind ESPN.

In terms of cable news, Fox News marked 29 consecutive months defeating the competition in total day and primetime total viewers, while nearly besting CNN and MSNBC combined with primetime viewers

According to Fox News:

FNC’s 5 PM/ET roundtable program The Five which has been number one in viewership for seven consecutive quarters, continued its streak with both categories, securing 2,591,000 viewers and 254,000 with A25-54. Evening newscast Special Report with Bret Baier (weeknights, 6 PM/ET) averaged 1,743,000 million viewers and 164,000 in the 25-54 demo.

FNC’s new weekday primetime lineup which debuted on Monday, July 17th, beat the cable news competition across the board with viewers and the younger A25-54 demo. From 7-11 PM/ET, FNC averaged 2,160,000 viewers and 211,000 in A25-54, sweeping CNN and MSNBC in all categories, winning combined in total viewers and more than tripling CNN in overall viewership.

Finishing the month as the highest-rated primetime lineup in all of cable, FNC is the only cable network to average over 1.5 million viewers in primetime. Notably, the new primetime lineup increased FNC’s share of the cable news audience versus the prior month from 41% to 48% in total viewers and from 34% to 42% with A25-54.

The network’s new primetime lineup posted double digit increase over FNC’s average from April 24-July 14th, (+26% P2+) and (+29% A25-54), and also increased versus the week prior to launch posting +21% and +33% gains in viewers and A25-54, respectively. Compared to June 2023 average, FNC’s primetime is also is up 20% in viewers and 19% in A25-54.

Kicking off the new lineup at 7 PM/ET, The Ingraham Angle garnered 1,926,000 million viewers and 174,000 in the 25-54 demo, continuing host Laura Ingraham’s streak as the most-watched woman in cable news.

Following at 8 PM/ET, Jesse Watters Primetime garnered 2,403,000 viewers and 207,000 with A25-54, making it the highest-rated program in primetime viewers and second overall behind only The Five. The program grew the timeslot nearly 50% versus the prior month and posted double and triple digit advantages over the competition on CNN and MSNBC.

FNC’s Hannity which remained at 9 PM/ET scored 2,161,000 viewers, 201,000 in the 25-54 demo, achieving the third most-watched program in all categories, outpacing the competition on MSNBC and CNN combined with total viewers.

Comparatively, CNN’s newly launched The Source with Kaitlan Collins averaged just 558,000 viewers and 109,000 with A25-54 at 9 PM/ET. Gutfeld!’s 10 PM/ET premiere delivered 1,983,000 viewers and 252,000 in A25-54, making the show the most-watched among primetime demo viewers. Wrapping up the night, FOX News @ Night, anchored by Trace Gallagher in it’s new 11 PM/ET timeslot, surpassed the competition, delivering 983,000 viewers and 136,000 with A25-54.


Total Viewers: The Five (2,591,000), Jesse Watters Primetime (2,403,000), Hannity (2,161,000), Gutfeld! (1,983,000), The Ingraham Angle (1,926,000)

Adults 25-54: The Five (254,000), Gutfeld! (252,000), Jesse Watters Primetime (207,000), Hannity (201,000), The Ingraham Angle (174,000