Jesse Waters hosts two of the most popular shows on Fox News and both of them led all of cable news in viewership on Friday. “The Five,” where Watters is a co-host, posted 3.3 million total viewers while CNN’s “The Situation Room With Wolf Blitzer” got 688,000. His 7pm show “Jesse Watters Primetime” got around 3 million total viewers while MSNBC’s “Reidout” had roughly 1.1 million total viewers. Waters took over the 7pm timeslot on Fox News from Martha MacCallum, who was moved to a mid-day time slot, in January of this year.
Sean Hannity also recently celebrated a milestones at Fox News and the network issued a statement celebrating the milestone, saying:
“FOX News Channel’s (FNC) Sean Hannity has notched yet another industry milestone, becoming the longest-running primetime cable news host in television history. Today marks 25 consecutive years, six months, and 15 days at the helm of a primetime cable news program, breaking the previous longstanding record* held by the late talk show host Larry King. As cable news’ most enduring personality, Hannity has been a staple of FNC’s primetime lineup since the launch of the network in 1996, where his candid style and passionate commentary have made him one of the most prominent and influential voices in the country.”
The statement added:
FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-encompassing news service and has been the number one network in basic cable for the last six years and the most-watched television news channel for more than 20 consecutive years, currently attracting more than 50% of the cable news viewing audience according to Nielsen Media Research.