Megyn Kelly who?
Just a few months after leaving Fox News, her ratings have been surpassed by her replacement at 9 p.m., Tucker Carlson!
Carlson’s show is fantastic, and ratings are extraordinary:
Tucker Carlson, Rachel Maddow earn spots in TV’s top-10 most-watched
Tucker Carlson of Fox News and Rachel Maddow of MSNBC had the No. 4 and No. 6 programs, respectively, in all of television on Thursday night, according to Nielsen data.
Thursday’s “Tucker Carlson’s Tonight” delivered 3.489 million viewers, while “The Rachel Maddow Show” had 2.532 million, beating other top-10 programs on broadcast networks ABC and FOX.
Both programs air at 9:00 p.m.
In February, compared to Megyn Kelly’s performance as host of “The Kelly File” in February of 2016, Carlson is up 31 percent in total viewers with an average of 3.28 million and is up 55 percent in the key 25- to 54-year-old demographic with 695,000 viewers.
In February of 2017, Tucker Carlson is up 31 percent in total viewers and up 55 percent in the key 25- to 54 demo from Megyn Kelly
— MARK SIMONE (@MarkSimoneNY) March 8, 2017
In that key 25 to 54 demographic, Carlson has increased viewership over Kelly by 95%.
And these historic numbers seem to be here to stay. In mid-February, Carlson was already up 31% in total viewers compared to The Kelly File. Kelly has moved onto NBC, but she can’t appear on air until her contract with Fox ends in the Summer of 2017.
Great job, Tucker Carlson. And well deserved too!
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