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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 7PM/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
Dec 20208493,200-24.59%72,580,900-8.48%+423%
Nov 20206654,000+4.64%82,820,000-11.52%+331%
Oct 20205625,000+48.81%73,187,000+34.13%+410%
Sep 20208420,000-0.94%82,376,000+0.55%+466%
Aug 20207424,000+14.59%72,363,000+8.69%+457%
Jul 202012370,000-38.64%82,174,000-27.85%+488%
Jun 20206603,000+33.41%73,013,000+18.67%+400%
May 20209452,000-51.35%72,539,000-38.79%+462%
Apr 20202929,000+66.19%54,148,000+48.2%+347%
Mar 20206559,000+9.18%72,799,000+2.45%+401%
Feb 20206512,000+36.17%62,732,000+18.42%+434%
Nov 20197376,00072,307,000+514%

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Comments (13)

  1. Kathleen O'neilKathleen O'neil
    Feb 19, 2021 01:32 GMT

    Hate that Fox moved Martha M. from the 7:00 PM slot. I thought her show was thoughtful and informative. I want to see a strong, smart woman in this slot. The new rotational of guest hosts is unsettling. Bring back Martha.

  2. Cerie KlineCerie Kline
    Feb 15, 2021 00:01 GMT

    I am very disappointed with FOX moving Martha's,"The Story", from a prime time slot. I thought as an anchor she took increasingly more command of her guests, provided insightful perspective and was always professional. She also presented really interesting specials, like coverage of WW2 vets and conflicts.
    I also enjoy Tucker for drilling down on issues to show what is really going on with political dealings.
    Hannity is too raucous and Ingraham is snarly. Martha is way above them as far as the quality of her presentation.

    Bring Martha back to Prime Time. She is not FOX's problem. Look in the mirror FOX and don't make scapegoats out of your failings.

    1. Rhonda McCallRhonda McCall
      Feb 18, 2021 20:25 GMT

      Exactly. I agree with every statement. I don’t watch Fox at 7:00 as Primetime doesn’t compare with Martha McCallum on The Story. I agree...bring her back.

  3. 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.

  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. RCRC
    Dec 8, 2020 00:57 GMT


    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.

  6. 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.

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

    Found Newsmax this week, goodbye Fox

  8. MaggieMaggie
    Nov 30, 2020 22:37 GMT

    Fox News left me, I have not left Fox yet.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

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