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.
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.
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.
|Fox & Friends||13.00||40.00|
|The Daily Briefing||13.00||41.00|
|Fox & Friends First||24.33||31.00|
|Your World with Neil Cavuto||8.67||40.00|
|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|
|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|
|America’s News HQ||13.33||38.67|
|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|
|The Story with Martha MacCullum||19.75||29.50|
|Tucker Carlson Tonight||31.00||9.75|
|The Ingraham Angle||24.00||25.75|
|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|
|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|
|Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace||8||44.75|
The following ratings were compiled before Ad Fontes Media launched its current multi-analyst ratings project, using less rigorous methodology.