Fox News’ ‘The Five’ Tops in Total Viewers for Q4 – a First for a Non-Primetime Cable News Show

Megan Albano, Fox News’ VP of weekend programming and ”The Five,“ credits the show’s ”honest discussion“

In the final quarter of 2021, Fox News’ “The Five” pulled off a very unique ratings win: According to Nielsen Media Research ratings data, it’s the first non-primetime cable news show ever to top a quarter in total viewers.

The 5 p.m. ET panel show — hosted by network mainstays Greg Gutfeld, Dana Perino, Jesse Watters and a rotating crew of guests hosts for the remaining two chairs — brought in an average of almost 3.3 million total viewers for the final three months of the year, more than any other hour across cable news.

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Lindsey Ellefson

Media reporter • lindsey.ellefson@thewrap.com • Twitter: @ellefs0n