The trio of new editions to Fox News’ lineup has been highly successful, dominating CNN and MSNBC in the ratings department in the process.
“America’s Newsroom” averaged 1.5 million viewers from 9-11 a.m. during its first year on the air to double CNN’s viewership during the same time period. CNN averaged 755,000 since “America’s Newsroom” was revamped to lose to Hemmer and Perino by a staggering 102%, while MSNBC averaged 888,000 to lose by 72%.
Hemmer and Perino also dominated the advertiser-coveted demographic of adults age 25-54, averaging 248,000 demo viewers compared to 174,000 for CNN and a dismal 110,000 for MSNBC.
“Happy anniversary to you,” Hemmer said to Perino on Tuesday morning. “One year ago today we started our little program here.”
“America’s Newsroom” then aired a montage of memorable moments from the past year, including everything from the Jan. 18, 2021 debut to a plethora of interviews including Dr. Anthony Fauci, a trip to Tampa for the Super Bowl, a live shot on the streets of New York City shortly after COVID restrictions were lifted, coverage of the United States’ pullout from Afghanistan, the somber remembrance of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and even an introduction to Fox News’ new favorite pet.
“We have an incredible producing team, Charlie Horan leads us, it’s a great team, and we are all joyous in our work. It’s an amazing opportunity,” Perino said.