Tucker Carlson is a happy presenter, after all, his rating is increasing superbly. It’s two months already after Megyn Kelly left the air after announcing she would leave Fox News for NBC. Her ratings have been massively declined by her successor Tucker Carlson in the 9 p.m time slot.
I don’t think Kelly thought her rating would be surpassed in a short time of two months. This is an achievement for Carlson and a downfall for her.
A report from Nielsen data illustrated that Carlson on Thursday, March 2, had the fourth-highest ratings in all televisions.
Rachel Maddow of MSNBC was not also left behind. She came in with the sixth-highest ratings in her time slot opposite Carlson. It’s was due to the impact that political news in the early days of the Trump administration had in upending viewers’ habits.
In comparison, Thursday’s episode of Tucker Carlson Tonight delivered 3.489 million viewers. The Rachel Maddow Show had 2.532 million. It explains why Carlson was rated higher than Rachel.
Both shows of Carlson and Maddow came two days after President Donald Trump’s address to a joint session of Congress and during intense news coverage of meetings between Attorney General Jeff Session and Russia’s ambassador to the U.S.
It explains why Carlson ratings were barely a coincidence. Recall, In February, Carlson was up 31 percent in total viewers over Megyn Kelly’s former show The Kelly File. Carlson averaged 3.28 million viewers. In the key 25- to 54-year-old age demographic, Carlson was up 55 percent over Kelly with 695,000 viewers.
After Kelly announcement that she would be leaving Fox News, that’s when Carlson show began. Kelly will have to wait for her contract to end with Fox News before she appears on NBC. But within just the first two weeks of his show, Carlson’s ratings were up 95 percent over Kelly’s mid-January numbers in the 25- to 54-year-old demographic.
For March, the only shows ahead of Carlson were: NBC’s Chicago Med, 8.824 million viewers; CBS’ Big Bang Theory, 7.282 million viewers; and CBS’ Life in Pieces at 5.337 million viewers.
Do you think this is a great achievement for Carlson?