Hannity Most Watched on Cable in October, Beats MSNBC’s Maddow

Fox News host Sean Hannity is seen in the White House briefing room in Washington, DC, on January 24, 2017. / Getty Images

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Sean Hannity's show, back in its original Fox News time slot at 9 p.m. ET, was the most watched cable new program in the month of October.

The program received 3.2 million viewers and 686,000 in the advertiser-coveted 25-to-54 age demographic group, a full 27 percent jump from last month, Deadline Hollywood reported.

"Hannity" was up 15 percent compared to the same month last year.

The show was moved up one hour to its 9 p.m. time spot across from MSNBC’s "The Rachel Maddow Show," which had risen to the top of the cable news ratings after Fox reworked its nighttime line-up. Maddow’s viewership for October put her in third place overall, following "Hannity" and Fox New Channel’s 8 p.m. show "Tucker Carlson Tonight."

Maddow had 2.5 million viewers and 558,000 in the 25-to-54 age demographic in October. Carlson had 2.82 million viewers, with 581,000 in that key demographic.

However, all cable news prime times experienced a major drop in the month of October from last year. Fox saw a 26 percent decline, MSNBC only a six percent drop, and CNN had a whopping 52 percent drop in total viewers.

Katelyn Caralle

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Katelyn Caralle is a media analyst at the Washington Free Beacon. Before joining Free Beacon, Katelyn worked as a Digital Strategy Intern at The Heritage Foundation. She graduated from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania in 2016 where she served as Editor-in-Chief of The Voice.

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