With the Dow touching 700 points and the S&P screaming 60 points higher after the passage of the debt ceiling bill, Fox Business anchor Larry Kudlow will have some fun talking about the economy to his audience Friday.
And if the past 15 months are a gauge, his viewers will be having just as much fun listening to the top business expert on TV.
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Because for the last 15 months straight, Kudlow and colleague Stuart Varney have been the top two most-watched shows on business networks.
Fox Business told Secrets that Kudlow, on weekdays at 4, led the cable news rankings, delivering 260,000 total viewers for the month of May. It posted a 53% advantage over CNBC’s Closing Bell.
Varney & Co., on weekdays from 9-noon, scored second with 245,000 viewers, which also bested CNBC’s Squawk on the Street’s 197,000 viewers by 24%.
Kudlow, a former top Trump White House economic adviser, told Secrets, “It is a privilege to be able to speak to my audience every day. I am grateful to Fox Business for allowing me to do what I love, which is sharing the business and political news affecting every single American, which I could not do without my incredible team. I’m so thankful for my audience’s support and am excited to continue covering the American economy with my free-enterprise perspective as we navigate these changing times.”
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Overall, Fox Business crowed, the network “maintained its dominance as the leader in business news for the month of May 2023 easily surpassing CNBC for the 14th consecutive month in business day hours and notching eight of the top 15 business programs on cable, according to Nielsen Media Research.”
And it added, “Remarkably, CNBC delivered its lowest rated month since 2006 with viewers and since 1992 with the younger 25-54 demographic in primetime.”
Other winners were Mornings with Maria, CAVUTO: Coast to Coast, and Making Money with Charles Payne.