Cable news is big business. And in the age of Trump, more people were watching than ever before. The 3 major channels, CNN, MSNBC and Fox News each have their own roster of prime time hosts.
The Morning Consult recently polled Americans and their most and least favorite anchors. The broadcasters were then listed in order by their net favorability.
The most popular anchor in America is Anderson Cooper. It wasn’t exactly a close race either. The CNN hosts net favorability was +15%, 9% higher than the runner up, MSNBC’s Chris Hayes.
In addition to having the first place host, CNN also had the last place vote. Chris Cuomo finished at the bottom with a net favorability of -4. Cuomo was the only anchor to finish in the negative, though Sean Hannity had a net favorability of 0.
The top finisher for Fox News was Laura Ingraham who finished at +5%. Tucker Carlson came in at +2%. The lowest rated host from MSNBC was Rachel Maddow who finished at +1.
You can see the full results of the survey here, courtesy of the Morning Consult.
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Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey based politics and technology writer. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com and Pet Lifestyles Magazine. He enjoys sports, politics, technology and spending time at the shore with his family.