Fox Business’ “Kudlow” Reigns as #1 Business Show on TV

( Last week, Fox Business Network promoted its 15 years on the air, by releasing a statement noting that October was its seventh consecutive month leading CNBC in the Nielsen ratings for business news.

According to the statement, in October, Fox Business recorded the third-highest-rated month ever in Business Day while CNBC recorded its worst-performing month since November 2013.

For the 13th consecutive month, Larry Kudlow’s Fox Business program “Kudlow” topped CNBC’s “Closing Bell.” Kudlow averaged 347,000 total viewers in October, topping his competitor’s viewership by 89 percent.

The pre-market show, “Mornings with Maria” also topped its CNBC competitor, averaging 124,000 total viewers compared to CNBC’s 101,000 total average viewers in the same time slot.

Also beating out CNBC was “Varney & Co.” which drew 51 percent more viewers than its CNBC competitor, averaging 311,000 compared to CNBC’s 206,000 viewers. October marked Varney’s eighth consecutive month beating out CNBC. Overall, Varney was the second-highest-rating business news program in October, after Kudlow.

Also beating out CNBC’s programming was Neil Cavuto’s “Cavuto: Coast to Coast,” Charles Payne’s “Making Money with Charles Payne,” and Liz Claman’s “The Claman Countdown.”

Fox Business Network’s post-market programming also topped CNBC. “Fox Business Tonight” and “The Evening Edit” saw year-over-year double-digit growth of 26 percent and 34 percent respectively.

Fox Business’s “Kennedy” had its highest-rated month since February 2021 while “How America Works” had its highest month ever.

Among the coveted 25-54 advertising demographic, Fox Business Network held the top 12 programs for October: “American Built,” “Mansion Global,” “Historic Battles for America,” “American Gold, “Making Money with Charles Payne,” “The Claman Countdown,” “American Dynasty,” “Wall Street Journal at Large,” “Fox Business Tonight,” “Cavuto: Coast to Coast,” “Kudlow,” and “Maria Bartiromo’s Wall Street.”