The Top 10 U.S. Cable News/Talk Shows
Television is, by far, the most dominant medium in which Americans consume news. And although local TV news is the most popular type of television news across the country, cable news is a close second – outpacing national network news shows in terms of the percentage of Americans who get their news there often.
Updated November 2019
1. Hannity (Fox News Channel)
Hosted by Sean Hannity, the show airs Monday through Thursday and is produced in New York City.
2. Tucker Carlson Tonight (Fox News)
Hosted by Tucker Carlson, it airs every weeknight and premiered in 2016. It’s produced in New York City.
3. The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC)
Hosted by Rachel Maddow, the show is produced in New York City and debuted in 2008.
4. The Ingraham Angle (Fox News Channel)
Hosted by Laura Ingraham and produced in Washington, DC, the show debuted in 2017.
5. The Five (Fox News Channel)
A panel-led show discussing current affairs, politics and popular culture that first aired in 2011.
6. The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell (MSNBC)
Hosted by Lawrence O’Donnell and airing Monday through Thursdays, the show debuted in 2010 and is produced in New York City and Universal City, California.
7. Special Report with Bret Baier (Fox News Channel)
Hosted by Bret Baier and produced in Washington, DC, the show first aired in 1998 with Brit Hume as host.
8. The Story with Martha MacCallum (Fox News Channel)
Airing Monday-Friday since 2017, the show is hosted by Martha MacCallum and produced in New York City.
9. All In with Chris Hayes (MSNBC)
Produced in New York City since 2013 and hosted by Chris Hayes.
10. America’s Newsroom (Fox News Channel)
Hosted by Bill Hemmer and Sandra Smith, the show has been produced in New York City since 2007.
Television audience reach and rankings are determined by Fullintel’s media intelligence analysts in combination with data supplied by LexisNexis.
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