The shocking departure of Tucker Carlson — the highest rated cable news star on television at the time — has left a huge question mark at Fox News.
In the wake of Carlson’s firing, ratings at Fox News for his timeslot have collapsed.
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Fox News has reportedly lost almost 66 percent of their primetime audience this week.
Fox News has lost 2M viewers in the Tucker Carlson 8PM time slot.
3.3M was Tuckers average viewership.
Last night’s show was viewed by a messily 1.3M
Every show in Prime Time has lost 20% or more of their audience.
This is catastrophic.
Was Fox News one man?
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) April 28, 2023
In the wake of the Fox News primetime shakeup, Vegas odds makers have set the betting line for Carlson’s replacement.
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According to Gambling.com, the odds to replace Carlson at the 8:00 p.m. time slot are as follows —
- Jesse Watters (FOX News host)- +150
- Laura Ingraham (FOX News host)- +200
- Sean Hannity (FOX News host)- +250
- Kayleigh McEnany (Former White House Press Secretary)- +400
- Tomi Lahren (FOX News contributor)- +500
- Dana Perino (Former White House press secretary)- +750
- Riley Gaines (Lobbyist/former NCAA swimmer)- +10,000
- Elon Musk (CEO of SpaceX, Tesla, and Twitter)- +50,000
- Mike Lindell (MyPillow CEO)- +75,000
- Don Lemon (Former CNN host)- +1,000,000
Carlson released a viral video on Wednesday, two days after Fox News fired him.
The two-minute, campaign-style monologue that didn’t address why he suddenly became unemployed.
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He posted a video on Twitter shortly after 8 p.m. Eastern, the time his Fox show used to begin, that talked about a lack of honest political debate in the media.
The video gained more views in 24 hours than all of Fox News Channel’s shows combined.
Carlson said one of the things he noticed, “when you step away from the noise for a few days,” is how nice some people are, and how hilarious some are.
“The other thing you notice when you take a little time off is how unbelievably stupid most of the debates you see on television are,” he said. “They’re completely irrelevant. They mean nothing. In five years we won’t even remember we heard them. Trust me, as somebody who participated.”
Fox fired its most popular personality on Monday without explanation, less than a week after settling a lawsuit concerning the 2020 presidential election.
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The mystery about why Fox Corp. leadership, Rupert Murdoch and his son Lachlan, decided to suddenly dismiss Carlson has lingered. The company has not explained it.
The Horn editorial team and the Associated Press contributed to this article