Sean Hannity Is The Longest Running Prime Time Cable TV Host

April 21, 2022

As reported by Forbes, Sean Hannity is now the longest-running prime-time cable news host in TV history. Today marks 25 consecutive years, six months, and 15 days at the helm of a primetime cable news program, breaking the previous longstanding record held by the late talk show host Larry King.

Hannity began working at Fox News in 1996, co-hosting Hannity & Colmes for 12 years before launching his eponymous primetime show. Hannity’s hour-long nightly commentary program has ranked number one in its time slot with both viewers and in the 25-54 demographic for 13 consecutive years. The program averages 3.1 million viewers each night.

Last September, Hannity marked the 20th anniversary of The Sean Hannity Show in national radio syndication. Attracting tens of millions of listeners on more than 675 stations nationwide, the program continues its decades-long dominance as one of the top talk radio programs in the country. In 2022, radio industry publication Talkers ranked Hannity No. 1 for the second year in a row on their “Heavy Hundred” list of the most important radio talk show hosts in America.

As host of The Sean Hannity Show, Sean’s provocative, informed and passionate commentary on politics has amassed a dedicated following that includes millions of listeners. Hannity’s political foresight and focus on the American agenda has made him one of the most popular talk radio hosts in America. For his efforts, he has been honored with two Marconi Awards for “Nationally Syndicated Personality of the Year” and was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 2017.