Fox News’s ratings are collapsing quickly following their $787 million settlement with Dominion Voting.
On Wednesday night, Sean Hannity’s 9pm show fell to its lowest number ever, 1.7 million. This is even lower than last Friday’s 1.98 million. In recent months, Hannity has been averaging 2.5 million viewers a night.
Hannity is very likely on the chopping block at Fox. But his sudden drop is attributable also to the surprise exit this past Monday morning of ousted Tucker Carlson. The replacement show at 8pm fell 50% on Tuesday and then totally collapsed on Wednesday, to just 1.33 million. Carlson prior to the Dominion scandal reveal was getting between 3.1 million and 3.4 million.
Fox News viewers are jumping ship like crazy now that the truth is out about the company’s anchors lying to them about the 2020 election. About half of them have suddenly developed a conscience. Or they want to be told more lies on Newsmax or OANN.
Also down is Laura Ingraham’s 10pm show, although that was never much of a draw. And Jesse Watters’ 7pm show has lost around 1 million viewers since April 17th.
Hannity is not alone on the chopping block, by the way. He and Maria Bartiromo face uncertain futures at the network, I’m told. So, too, are several executives who allowed the faces of the network to lie them into the nearly $800 million payout.