Jesse Watters climbs in ratings, reports surprising stats: Liberals love Fox News, a lot more than CNN

Fox News host Jesse Watters tipped his hat to liberals who have helped the network score its number one position in ratings for two decades.

The “Jesse Watters Primetime” host concluded his show Thursday by noting that Democrats apparently “can’t get enough” of Fox News.

“Fox News just celebrated 20 years at number one. The first cable news channel in history to hit that landmark.” Watters, who also co-hosts “The Five,” said.

“It’s been an honor and a privilege to crush CNN and MSNBC, especially CNN in the ratings over the years. But it’s a team effort, as they say over at PBS, ‘we couldn’t do it without viewers like you,'” he continued.

“A lot of you who tune in are conservatives and independents and we appreciate you, there’s another demographic who apparently can’t get enough of Fox: Democrats. And I’m not just talking about my own mom. I didn’t believe this either, but we’ve seen the data,” Watters explained.

“Liberals love Fox News. They might not admit it to their friends, but they’re watching us, and they’re watching us a lot more than they’re watching CNN and MSNBC,” he said.

(Video: Fox News)

“FOX News Channel (FNC) has accomplished another historic feat, marking its 20th consecutive year as the number one cable news network in total day and primetime, according to Nielsen Media Research. Since January 2002, FNC has remained the most-watched cable news network across both dayparts with total viewers and in the 25-54 demographic,” FNC said in a press release this week.

Earlier this week, “The Five” not only blew the competition out of the water, but its 3.81 million total average viewers on Wednesday also beat other primetime shows and even topped Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight” which garnered  3.69 million total viewers.

The top two primetime shows on CBS for that night, “The Amazing Race,” captured 3.75 million viewers, and “Big Brother” drew in 3.75 million viewers.

Wednesday’s cable news ratings showed Fox News beating out the competition in total viewers throughout the day.

“I am immensely proud of this landmark achievement as it is a testament to the dedicated teams across FOX News Channel, who are the backbone in making us number one for 20 consecutive years with the most loyal and politically diverse audience in cable news,” Fox News Media CEO Suzanne Scott said in a statement.


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