US midterm elections: Fox News October ratings THRASH rivals CNN and MSNBC ...

Trump newsFox News has posted a strong month of average ratings, beating its rivals CNN and MSNBC (Image: GETTY)

’s favourite news outlet, which he tunes into every morning to watch conservative news talk programme Fox & Friends, posted an average of 2.8million “primetime” viewers in total in October.

Primetime TV is defined in the US as between 8.00pm and 11.00pm Eastern Time when most people are home from work and catching up with the news or their favourite shows.

Fox News beat its rival network MSNBC and CNN with viewing figures that represent a 25 percent increase from a year ago, according to Nielsen Media Research.

MSNBC, which broadcasts Morning Joe - a programme usually critical of and Fox News, placed second overall for October with an average of 1.58million viewers.

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CNN, of which is an outspoken critic, often dismissing it as “fake news”, came third with an average of 931,000 viewers.

Fox News also claimed the top five spots of most watched news programmes.

In first place with a 3.5million viewers average was Hannity hosted by Sean Hannity, who reportedly talks regularly with

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