Sean Hannity beat out Megyn Kelly in the key 25-54 demographic in the month of May as part of his ratings surge.
According to Nielsen Media Research, Hannity received 2,078,000 viewers (up 35 percent) with 460,000 viewers in the key 25-54 demographic, (a 21 percent increase) in the month of May. Hannity had the biggest year-to-year increases for all of FNC.
Bill O’Reilly still continued his dominance, raking in three million total viewers (up 25 percent), with 492,000 viewers in the key 25-54 demographic.
Kelly’s show, “The Kelly File” saw a 16 percent increase in total viewers, topping out at 2,500,000, with 456,000 viewers in the 25-54 demo.
Overall, Fox News was ranked number one in total day among all basic cable channels in May. That’s the third month in 2016 that they ranked number one among all basic cable networks in total day.
Update (Ed): Hannity won the month in part because of his two primetime specials that added to his hours on air in May. Those did get factored into the final results.