Thursday, June 20, 2024

Fox News Ratings Continue to Wobble as Hannity Reaches Another Low, Beaten By Tucker Carlson Replacement on Friday


Tucker Carlson’s been gone a while now. His chair has been filled by a bunch of replacements, some known and some very anonymous.

On Friday night the miscellaneous show at 9pm actually beat the preceding Sean Hannity hour.

Hannity, whose numbers got up to 1.9 million during the week, fell to 1.3 million on Friday night. This seems to be a trend for Hannity Fridays. Maybe all his viewers go out to dinner once a week.

Hannity’s number fell by 600,000 on Friday to 1.3 million.

The word is that Fox News, currently down by more than a million viewers per show per night, is thinking of making changes. They might move Hannity to 8pm, and fill the 9pm hour with jackass Jesse Watters. The once hot network is suffering from the fallout of the $787 million loss to Dominion Voting and the realization, maybe, for its viewers, that it lies to them all the time.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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