Known by us Americans simply as “Tucker”, the broadcaster has dominated Fox News for over 10 years now.
And it has just been confirmed that his segment, Tucker Carlson Tonight, has continued to get high ratings with Fox News being the highest watched cable news show for seventeen weeks in a row.
Carlson officially had the most-watched show in all of cable news for the week ending June 13th.
Tucker Carlson Tonight – the broadcaster’s popular talk show and current affairs program – delivered an average total audience of 2.8 million viewers and the show also led among viewers 25-54, the demographic group most valued by advertisers, with an average audience of 457,000 viewers.
The statistics were swiftly confirmed by Forbes.
Overall, Fox News was the highest-rated network not just in cable news, but all of basic cable, winning prime time for the seventeenth consecutive week with an average total audience of 2.2 million viewers and 331,000 viewers in the advertiser-friendly key demo.
And in July 2020, Tucker Carlson Tonight was one of the most-watched shows on television, pulling in around 4.2 million watchers on average.
All in all, Fox completely dominated the cable news, becoming the highest-rated network for seventeen consecutive weeks.
On weekends, 2 of Fox News’ newest programs, Unfiltered with Dan Bongino (Saturdays at 10 p.m. ET) and Sunday Night in America with Trey Gowdy (Sundays at 7 p.m. ET) each easily outdistanced the cable news competition.
In late night, FNC’s Gutfeld! continued to deliver impressive audiences, averaging 1.5 million total viewers for the week and 296,000 viewers 25-54, beating broadcast network late-night shows including ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live and NBC’s The Tonight Show.
Now, Tucker Carlson is best known as a paleoconservative political commentator who has hosted his very own show on Fox News since 2016.
But this doesn’t mean he’s not a controversial figure!
Carlson’s past remarks on race, immigration and women have caused accusations of racism and sexism and his criticism of immigration into the U.S has led many to think he is a nationalist. He has also been a vocal opposer of abortion, saying it is the only political issue that is non-negotiable.
He once described white supremacy as a “hoax” and “a conspiracy theory used to divide the country and keep a hold on power.”
And then, to make things even worse…
Carlson claimed in 2021 that “there was no physical evidence that George Floyd was murdered by a cop” and “the autopsy showed that George Floyd almost certainly died of a drug overdose,” even though 2 autopsies found that Floyd died from homicide caused by former police officer Derek Chauvin’s kneeling on his neck.
But the numbers don’t lie…
And it’s very clear that Carlson is doing something right to maintain such a huge audience!
Are you a big fan of Tucker Carlson Tonight?