BREAKING NEWS – New York City, New York – Fox News finished the first quarter of 2022 as basic cable’s most-watched network, crushing CNN and MSNBC for the 81st straight quarter during a busy news cycle that included Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and round-the-clock political news.

Americans flocked to Fox News for the latest news and analysis, as the network averaged 1.6 million total-day viewers, a 22% increase compared to the first quarter of last year, while MSNBC and CNN both lost viewership. MSNBC averaged 712,000 viewers, shedding 48% of its audience compared to last year, and CNN averaged only 653,000 for a 51% year-over-year drop.

“The only reason Fox has such high ratings based on race,” MSNBC host Joy Reid explained. “Fox is clearly taking advantage of the fact that my network will not spend too much money on my show, either because I’m black or because this network is constantly punishing me for the long list of moronic things I’ve said over the years. Either way, I feel Fox should be held responsible for MSNBC’s continual loss of viewers, because they are intentionally exploiting the pathetic programming at this sorry excuse of a network.”