Fox News Ratings Behind MSNBC and CNN On Rough News Day For the President

Fox news is typically the top-rated channel.

fox news
(Andy Kropa/Getty Images)

Fox News has enjoyed a surge in cable ratings as it continues to be the destination of choice for Donald Trump’s supporters. But the conservative-leaning network, which has been No. 1 since 2002, faced a rough ratings day on Tuesday. They finished in third place in prime-time ratings in the advertiser-coveted 25-to-54 age group, behind CNN and MSNBC, reports The Los Angeles Times. 

The ratings dip came on a day that many people say was the worst of Trump’s presidency so far, a one-two punch of his former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, being convicted of bank fraud and tax evasion, and soon after, his former lawyer Michael Cohen saying in court that Trump ordered hush money deals to pay off two women he allegedly had sexual relations with. Cohen also pleaded guilty to campaign-finance, bank and tax violations.

MSNBC has long been critical of the president. They won prime-time Tuesday night with 709,000 viewers in the demographic. CNN had 638,000 and Fox News had 613,000, according to numbers from Nielsen.

The InsideHook Newsletter.

News, advice and insights for the most interesting person in the room.