Fox News Cable Bias and Reliability Overview

Fox News is a 24-hour cable news channel broadcast from headquarters in New York City. Reaching nearly 90 million homes, it’s the cable news partner to the website with the same name. Founded in 1996, Fox News is owned by Fox News Media, part of the Fox Corporation created by Rupert Murdoch. Ad Fontes Media rates Fox News Cable as hyper-partisan right in terms of bias and as somewhat unreliable in terms of reliability.

 

Overall Score

A team of analysts at Ad Fontes Media regularly reviews articles and news programs to rate them in terms of bias and reliability. A weighted average of these ratings results in the overall score for the media source.

The bias rating, demonstrated on the Media Bias Chart®️ on the horizontal axis, ranges from most extreme left to neutral to most extreme right. The reliability rating, demonstrated on the chart’s vertical axis, rates sources on a scale from original fact reporting to analysis, opinion, propaganda and inaccurate/fabricated information. 

The following are the Fox News Cable overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 23.16

Bias: 24.56

Reliability scores for articles and shows are on a scale of 0-64. Scores above 24 are generally acceptable; scores above 32 are generally good.

Bias scores for articles and shows are on a scale of -42 to + 42, with higher negative scores being more left, higher positive scores being more right, and scores closer to zero being the most neutral and/or balanced.

Individual Program Scores

The following programs were reviewed by Ad Fontes Media analysts on the basis of reliability and bias. Each program was reviewed by at least three analysts – one conservative, one liberal and one moderate.

The team considers a variety of factors when rating a news program. To determine its reliability score, we consider the program’s veracity, expression, and its headline, chyrons and graphics. The background and quality of the guests also are considered. We add each of these scores to the chart on a sliding scale, with the average of those creating the program’s overall reliability score.

To determine a program’s bias score, we consider its language, its political position and how it compares to other stories from other sources on the same topic. The posture and presentation of the news by the hosts also are considered. We add each of these scores to the chart on a sliding scale, with the average of those creating the program’s overall bias score.

Program Bias Reliability
Fox & Friends 13.00 40.00
Outnumbered Overtime 18.33 34.67
The Daily Briefing 13.00 41.00
Fox & Friends First 24.33 31.00
Your World with Neil Cavuto 8.67 40.00
The Five 24.33 21.67
Life, Liberty, and Levin 26.00 23.67
Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo 3.67 27.00
Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace 5.00 46.33
Fox & Friends 25.67 29
America’s Newsroom 16.67 33.67
The Daily Briefing 11 38.67
Shepard Smith Reporting 11.67 41.33
Your World with Neil Cavuto 18.33 42.67
The Story with Martha MacCullum 12.67 37.33
Tucker Carlson Tonight 26.33 23.67
Fox and Friends Saturday 22.33 30.67
Cavuto Live 15.67 36.33
America’s News HQ 13.33 38.67
Watters’ World 20 29
Justice with Judge Jeanine 26.33 21.67
The Next Revolution with Steve Hilton 30.67 25.33
Fox & Friends First 23.25 30.75
Outnumbered 18.50 33.00
The Story with Martha MacCullum 19.75 29.50
Tucker Carlson Tonight 31.00 9.75
Hannity 33.75 14.25
The Ingraham Angle 24.00 25.75
Watters’ World 18.00 28.50
The Greg Gutfeld Show 30.75 13.25
Justice with Judge Jeanine 34.50 19.50
The Next Revolution with Steve Hilton 31.50 16.00
Outnumbered 29 16.5
Outnumbered Overtime 21.75 33.75
Hannity 27 17.25
The Ingraham Angle 30.75 17
Fox News@Night with Sharon Bream 21 31.5
The Greg Gutfeld Show 21.75 20.5
Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo 25.5 22.5
#mediabuzz 17.25 26.25
Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace 8 44.75

 

Previous ratings

The following ratings were compiled before Ad Fontes Media launched its current multi-analyst ratings project, using less rigorous methodology.