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Letting go of Tucker Carlson was probably the worst self-inflicted harm Fox News — or possibly any network — has ever experienced.
As Megyn Kelly noted this week, the network’s ratings have taken a nose dive since officials announced Fox was parting company with its tremendously popular host.
“These numbers are basement, toilet numbers, however you want to look at it,” Kelly said while reviewing the ratings for last Thursday, particularly Carlson’s 8 p.m. time slot.
To say it’s not going well for Fox News at 8 p.m. “is the understatement of the year,” she added.
But Fox News’ loss has been other conservative networks’ gain.
Take Newsmax, for example.
No less a powerhouse than the New York Times ran a story about the network last week, observing that “The niche conservative news channel is still small compared with Fox News, but its viewership has doubled and in some time slots even tripled since Tucker Carlson was dismissed.”
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