‘Hannity’ Tops Cable News In October With Second Largest Crowd Ever After Move Back To 9PM

Sean Hannity
Sean Hannity tops Maddow

Back in his original 9PM ET timeslot, Sean Hannity’s Fox News Channel program was the most-watched cable news program for the month of October, delivering 3.2 million total viewers and 686K in the 25-54 news demographic.  In total viewers, that’s Hannity’s second largest haul ever, and up 15% compared to same month last year. In the demo, Hannity jumped 27% in its first full month back at 9 PM.

Hannity was sent back to 9 PM to battle MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Show, which had risen to the top of the cable news ratings ladder. Maddow’s October’s stats – 2.5M viewers and 558K news-demo viewers – put her in third place, also behind FNC’s 8 PM ET Bill O’Reilly replacement Tucker Carlson Tonight (2.82M viewers, 581K news demo viewers).

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