Just how big of a hit is Tucker Carlson’s new show? These historic Fox News numbers don’t lie

Fox News host Tucker Carlson’s new show has only been out a few weeks ands it’s already breaking records for the cable news giant.

Tucker Carlson Tonight,” is not only living up to its goal of being “the sworn enemy of lying, hypocrisy smugness and group-think,” but was also instrumental in making history for Fox News Channel.


It helped give Fox a 71 percent boost from November 2015 with an average 3,283,000 viewers — the highest since 2012 and more than double that of CNN and MSNBC combined, according to Nielsen Media Research.

CNN’s averaged 1,529,000 viewers for the month; MSNBC drew in slightly less, 1,335,000.

Since its premier on November 14, “Tucker Carlson Tonight” has seen double-digit increases in both total viewership for the 7 to 8 P.M. time slot, as well as the age 25 to 54 demographic.

Before the show’s inauguration, Carlson was a co-host on FNC’s “Fox & Friends Weekend” as well as editor-in-chief of “The Daily Caller,” a publication he founded. The Fox News weekend morning show will now feature rotating co-hosts until a permanent replacement can be found, and Carlson remains as a “passive owner” in “The Daily Caller,” according top Politico.

“Tucker Carlson Tonight” replaced “On The Record,” hosted by Greta Van Susteren after she left the network earlier this year.

The Daily Caller reported that other Fox News shows enjoyed a boost last month:

“The O’Reilly Factor,” “The Kelly File,” “Hannity,” “Special Report” and “The Five” still hold the top-five, respective positions for cable news’ most watched programs.

November was the 192nd month O’Reilly topped all of television — averaging 4,089,000 viewers — and the highest rated month for Hannity since October 2013.

November marked the 179th month Fox News led all of cable news in total viewers.


Now if we could just find a way to lure Van Susteren back to the fold. Any suggestions for who she might replace on prime time?

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