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‘Gutfeld!’ dominates ‘The Daily Show’ with four times the viewers

Fox News notched the top viewership spot among cable networks in the second quarter of 2024. The network saw double-digit gains in its prime time and total day viewers, including the key 25-54 age demographic, according to Nielsen data shared with the Washington Examiner. Leading all late-night talk shows, Gutfeld! averaged 2.1 million overall viewers. […]

Fox News notched the top viewership spot among cable networks in the second quarter of 2024.

The network saw double-digit gains in its prime time and total day viewers, including the key 25-54 age demographic, according to Nielsen data shared with the Washington Examiner.

Leading all late-night talk shows, Gutfeld! averaged 2.1 million overall viewers. It also drew an average of 295,000 viewers in the 25-54 age demographic, which topped all cable news programs.


Television host Greg Gutfeld appears on FOX News’s late-night talk show “Gutfeld!” at the FOX News studios Thursday, July 28, 2022, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Gutfeld!’s second-quarter viewership quadrupled that of The Daily Show’s 500,000 total viewers and more than doubled its 146,000 in the key 25-54 age demographic. Jon Stewart recently returned to host The Daily Show part-time amid a cast of rotating hosts. 

Jesse Watters Primetime also earned the top viewership among 8 p.m. Eastern prime-time shows, averaging 2.7 million total viewers and 260,000 viewers in the 25-54 age demographic. 

Meanwhile, The Five drew an average audience of 3.1 million viewers in the second quarter and 270,000 in the 25-54 age demographic.

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When comparing Fox News‘s second quarter viewership to other cable news networks, it saw a 12% increase in total viewers and a 10% increase in the 25-54 age demographic, while CNN saw a 2% increase at 473,000 total viewers and an 11% decrease in the demographic at 85,000 viewers between the ages of 25 and 54. 

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Similarly, MSNBC saw a 2% increase in total viewership with 810,000 viewers but was down 13% in the 25-54 age demographic at 83,000 viewers.

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