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The Story with Martha MacCallum is a weeknight television news talk show broadcast on Fox News Channel. The program, which airs live at 3PM/ET from 1211 Avenue of the Americas, New York City, focuses on the issues that are most important to Americans with insight from top newsmakers and analysts. The Story originally launched in January 2017 as The First 100 Days with the premise of chronicling the presidential transition and beginning of the administration of Donald Trump. The show was renamed to its current title on May 1, 2017 as the Trump first 100 days in office ended, and now features a broader format with news analysis and interviews.

The Story is hosted by its Executive Editor Martha MacCallum, a two-time recipient of the Gracie Award for Women in Journalism and the Soldiersocks Commitment to Serve awards. Prior to joining FOX News in January 2004, MacCallum held a variety of positions at NBC/CNBC, WPXN-TV, and Wall Street Journal Television. She has co-moderated multiple Democratic presidential candidate town halls including with Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) in Raleigh, North Carolina, and the most-watched town hall of the 2020 campaign with Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) in April 2019. MacCallum received widespread praise for her exclusive joint interview with then-Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh and wife Ashley Estes Kavanaugh.

The Story with Martha MacCallum Ratings Chart

Ratings chart for The Story with Martha MacCallum show on Fox News Channel

Martha MacCallum Ratings: In its first month of airing, The Story averaged 3.5 million viewers, up 79% compared with On the Record with Greta Van Susteren, which had occupied the same time slot the year prior. Since becoming a part of the Fox News program lineup on January 9, 2017, Martha MacCallum's The Story has undeniably become the undisputed number one cable news broadcast in its time slot, consistently posting impressive ratings. In fact, her co-anchored coverage of the impeachment hearings of Donald Trump led all of broadcast and cable coverage in the ratings. Truly, a feat of no ordinary measure.

FOX News's America's Election HQ: 2018 Midterms, which MacCallum co-anchored, delivered the highest-rated midterm coverage in cable news history with total viewers, topping all of broadcast and cable news. During the 2016 election season, MacCallum's co-moderation of the Republican presidential primary in Cleveland, Ohio delivered 6.1 million total viewers and 1.2 million viewers in the 25-54 key demo. Additionally, her contribution to the network's election night coverage on November 8, 2016 garnered the network its highest-rated election night in history, averaging nearly 13 million viewers and 5 million in the key 25-54 demo from 8PM – 3AM/ET.

The Story with Martha MacCallum Historical Ratings

DateDemo A25-54Demo P2+P2+ Gain
RankAudienceChangeRankAudienceChange
Sep 202111274,000-1%111,707,000+5%+523%
Aug 20219276,000+39%111,632,000+40%+491%
Jul 202116199,000+11%191,165,000+5%+485%
Jun 202120180,000+2%211,111,000+517%
May 202125176,000-12%211,114,000-3%+533%
Apr 202131199,000-23%261,153,000+25%+479%
Mar 202110259,000+39%31919,000-27%+255%
Feb 202132186,000341,254,000-39%+574%
Jan 2021202,072,000-20%
Dec 20208493,200-25%72,580,900-8%+423%
Nov 20206654,000+5%82,820,000-12%+331%
Oct 20205625,000+49%73,187,000+410%
Sep 20208420,000

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RankNameR-ChgAudienceA-Chg
1Tucker Carlson Tonight3,369,0002
2The Five3,247,0005
3Hannity3,045,0001
4The Ingraham Angle2,507,0005
5Special Report with Bret Baier2,370,0008
6Fox News Primetime2,120,0008
7Gutfeld!21,912,00015
8Outnumbered1,772,0006
9America's Newsroom41,721,00012
10The Story with Martha MacCallum1,707,0005
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13Fox & Friends11,320,0009
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Comments (24)

  1. RCRC
    Dec 8, 2020 00:57 GMT

    Martha,

    You and others on Fox News have abandoned your base audience. I have been a very loyal viewer since you came on but have been looking elsewhere for more "fair and balanced". Fox News has abandoned that principle.

  2. Eric HillEric Hill
    Nov 25, 2020 00:32 GMT

    I enjoyed Martha when she was with Bill Hemmer (in the mornings). When she got her own show, she quickly ran to the LEFT. Not sure if she was/is trying to fill Shepard Smith's shoes (libtard), or if she spends too much "time" with Paul Ryan (Mr. RINO). I have not watched FoxNews since the Election (Traitors - they literally and totally abandoned their base. We are the Conservatives that gave them to huge ratings. And since they abandoned us, we are leaving them, by the tens of thousands, into the millions). Though i had not watched Martha's show in months, I did see her with Brett on Election Eve. She will remember when they had Tucker on. Tucker was discussing the Unfair coverage that Trump had received and how slanted the news coverage (across the board was). At the end of Tucker speaking, arrogant witch Martha and smug Brett treated Tucker as if he had some communicable disease - they were not friendly, they were dismissive of him. They treated him - like a crazy uncle. That was the FINAL STRAW. Millions of us Conservatives saw their SMUG attitude, and Trump Hating attitude, and said GOOD-BYE to Foxnews FOREVER. I came her to see her horrible ratings. This story cuts out at October. What? They didn't want to show the ratings fall, going over a cliff?? Good Bye FoxNews. Traitors.

    1. MnemosyneMnemosyne
      Aug 16, 2021 19:20 GMT

      I completely agree with her turn to the left. She spent more time today with H. R. McMaster blaming Trump administration’s February 2020 conversation with the Taliban for the August 2021 disaster in Afghanistan than discussing Pres Biden’s responsibility. She made certain to polish McMaster’s image for “leaving” the Trump administration over the Afghanistan issue while also admonishing Biden for any blame in the shameful abandonment of our Afghan allies.

  3. JJJJ
    Nov 13, 2020 03:18 GMT

    I’m done with Fox News. They forgot the viewers who got them where they were. When you can ask how Hillary feels after calling the election for Biden as Martha did, you clearly don’t understand your base who is fed up with Clinton, Comey, Brennan, Clapper, Biden and their ilk betraying America, our Constitution, and our Declaration with no accountability. Adieu.

    1. Maria BarrettMaria Barrett
      Mar 18, 2021 13:17 GMT

      Furthermore, aside from the election hoax, why not cover the “origin” of the illegal immigrants, the human trafficking and drug trafficking at the border? All you have to do is follow the money! Oh, you can’t, can you, because if you did, you would be revealing WHO wants it to happen. It is our very own politicians, wealthy elite globalist citizens and leftist Hollywood. They want the open borders to change and corrupt our country for the almighty dollar bill. Have the fortitude to ask those questions to Epstein’s friends. I bet a lot are those mentioned in the groups above. To those citizens who believe all the propaganda and are buying that it is just being “deceit” to allow people to illegally enter our country are too ignorant to realize how it will hurt them because these efforts by our politicians will hinder their future, not the politicians’ lifestyles and future. The politicians; however, are protected with security and are well connected through lobbyists to make so much money aside from their government pensions and separate health care. “Rules for thee, but not for me!” You are being used! I haven’t watched Fox since the election and will never again, but I love reading the reviews and ratings!!! It’s called Karma and whether Trump runs again or not, he pulled back the curtain on all the deception within Washington D.C and the media! I never realized how bad you all were, but I do now!

  4. Allen powellAllen powell
    Dec 20, 2020 20:15 GMT

    I now watch news max and continue with Levine, Hannity, Ingram, Tucker, judge Jeanine, Brett H. when he’s on, Maria B., listen to the best Rush Limbaugh. What a waist of time the others like Romney, McCains! Rats jump ship. Self righteous rats. Wow after all Trump has done for our country. Now one sided “socialist “ propaganda. We’re not blind or stupid.

  5. Arnold TobiasArnold Tobias
    Nov 24, 2020 19:27 GMT

    Found Newsmax this week, goodbye Fox

  6. JeffJeff
    Apr 29, 2021 19:40 GMT

    I remember watching Martha on one of her presidential town hall interviews. I think she made one of the most ridiculous statements I have ever heard from a TV host. She said, " i don't understand why anyone would need to feel a connection with their president." Martha may not understand that, but obviously Fox feels that viewers need to feel a connection to their TV host, hence Martha's move from 7pm to 3pm. Unfortunately most of her viewers don't feel the connection with her left leaning ideology.

  7. SMSM
    Jan 19, 2021 16:59 GMT

    I have tried to watch Martha on numerous occasions, but I turn the TV every time. Shannon Bream, Dana Perino and Laura Ingraham are head and shoulders above Martha. I never understood why she was selected to host the special election segments as I couldn’t watch it. She is terrible and this is coming from someone that watches Fox many hours per day.

  8. nj zoomnj zoom
    Nov 28, 2020 14:45 GMT

    They guy on Martha's show last night (Friday after thanksgiving) was terrific. I love Martha but this guy (Will something?) was outstanding. Give him a show. He was smart, articulate, commanding, personable and probing without being confrontational. Loved how he managed the democrat spokesperson about Covid hypocrisy.

  9. Richard PalioRichard Palio
    Nov 27, 2020 03:10 GMT

    Fox is toast. I am down to watching Tucker one or two nights, recorded, so I can dump those noxious pillow commercials! The Ingraham Angle is OK but comes on too late. Hannity reads from a script and is frankly a loser because of it. The rest are RINO's

  10. Truth MattersTruth Matters
    Apr 23, 2021 09:50 GMT

    Bravo Kari Lake!!! You are a true journalist with integrity!

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