Just days after Tucker Carlson’s departure from Fox News, the channel’s position as the top dog in primetime news programs is already being threatened.
Earlier this week, Fox retained some dominance by securing the top five spots for total cable news viewers, as reported by Nielsen. However, Fox News Tonight experienced a drop of nearly one million views, falling to 1.7 million.
None of Fox’s programs were able to achieve the 3 million viewer mark that Carlson consistently maintained for several weeks. Fox’s programs at 9, 6, and 7 p.m., which received more views than Fox News Tonight, only managed to surpass 2 million views by a small margin.
Newsmax on the other hand, has positioned itself as a new home for some conservative Americans after Tucker Carlson’s departure from Fox News, resulting in a significant increase in viewership during certain time slots.
Rachel Maddow’s 9 pm show is now also outperforming Carlson’s previous 8 pm timeslot at Fox, noted Tim Pool on his show Timcast.
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Much has been made of Carlson’s sudden exit at the network, but many of the channel’s top talking heads have remained silent on the matter, with the exception of Greg Gutfeld.
Yesterday, “The Five” host defended Carlson on Twitter against criticism from colleague Geraldo Rivera.