It’s no secret that Fox News is the No. 1 rated television news program in the United States, the only question is, who’s No. 1 at Fox?
For well over a decade, Fox News has been the leader among all U.S. news organizations, topping MSNBC, CBS News, ABC News, NBC News, and CNN. So the real competition for bragging rights is made up of Fox stars Megyn Kelley, Sean Hannity, and Bill O’Reilly
According to the Hollywood Reporter, O’Reilly can celebrate again for the 15th straight year. The O’Reilly Factor is the hands-down winner of the No. 1 rated and highest watched cable news program for 2015. The news may be no surprise to O’Reilly, as he’s getting used to being on top.
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The O’Reilly Factor averaged 2.8 million viewers for all of 2015. Just behind O’Reilley, Megyn Kelley’s The Kelly File had 2.3 million viewers on average for 2015. Sean Hannity’s show, Hannity, followed with 1.5 million viewers on average.
It’s important to note that overall viewership is up as well. It’s not simply that Fox News has won again, but that it’s won again and its audience is growing.
According to Fox’ corporate information page, the “FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-encompassing news service dedicated to delivering breaking news as well as political and business news. A top five cable network, FNC has been the most watched news channel in the country for ten years and according to Public Policy Polling, is the most trusted television news source in the country. Owned by News Corp., FNC is available in more than 90 million homes and dominates the cable news landscape, routinely notching the top 10 programs in the genre.”
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