Tucker Carlson’s new show on FOX, Tucker Carlson Tonight, had an outstanding start. The numbers are in, and the first week of Tucker Carlson Tonight garnered viewership that was a 27% increase over Megyn Kelly’s program on FOX from the same week of a year ago.
To say that Carlson’s new show has been received favorably by viewers would be an understatement. It has lived up to its stated goal as being “the sworn enemy of lying, hypocrisy smugness and group-think,” as well as smashing television records.
AIM.org, the self-described “non-profit, grassroots citizens watchdog of the news media,” recently reported the following:
“Fox News’ Tucker Carlson got off to a roaring start in his primetime debut Monday night by easily outdistancing both MSNBC and CNN, proving at least for now that the decision to slide him into Megyn Kelly’s old timeslot was an excellent one.
“Carlson averaged 493,000 viewers in the key 25-54 demo, beating out CNN’s town hall special with Bernie Sanders (414,000) and The Rachel Maddow Show (324,000).
Overall, Tucker Carlson Tonight averaged 2.699 million total viewers, nearly beating the combined total of MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show (1.369 million) and CNN’s town hall special (1.357 million).
“Compared to Kelly’s numbers on the same day last year, Carlson was up 27 percent in total viewers and a whopping 45 percent in the key 25-54 demographic, showing that Fox News may not wind up missing Kelly as much as everyone thought.”
Wow. The cold hard statistics clearly show that Megyn Kelly’s departure from FOX helped the network, both in terms of viewer numbers, and the cash they saved from not having to pay Kelly’s exorbitant salary demands.