December 4, 2023

Hannity Ratings Collapse Since Fox News Ousted Tucker Carlson


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Fox News cable information rankings have principally recovered because the community took top-rated host Tucker Carlson off the air again in April. However, longtime host Sean Hannity’s rankings haven’t recovered since then.

In the 9 p.m. ET primetime slot, Hannity introduced in 1.95 million whole viewers. CNN’s Kaitlan Collins had 527,000, and MSNBC’s Alex Wagner had 1.23 million viewers.

For comparison, Fox’s “The Five” introduced in 2.61 million whole viewers, Bret Baier had 1.98 million, Laura Ingraham had 1.89 million, Jesse Watters had 2.11 million, and Greg Gutfeld introduced in 2.10 million whole viewers.

Hannity’s present is now not one of many top-performing packages on the community, as many different hosts and exhibits are actually main the pack.

“Ratings-challenged CNN remains mired in third place behind rivals Fox News and MSNBC despite the ongoing war between Israel and Hamas. The cable news channel attracted an average of 619,000 viewers on Monday — with just 134,750 in the advertiser-coveted 25-54 age demographic, according to the latest Nielsen figures,” the New York Post reported.


“The ratings were a fraction of the more than 2 million viewers who tuned into Fox and the 1.7 million amassed by MSNBC, the data show. Fox also won the key demo race on Monday with 260,375 viewers, while MSNBC drew 157,750. CNN’s primetime viewership continues to be a weak spot for the network. Its top stars — Anderson Cooper, Kaitlan Collins, and Abby Phillip — manage to attract an audience less than one-fourth the size of their counterparts on Fox News — Jesse Watters, Sean Hannity, and Greg Guttfeld,” the outlet added.

The NY Post report added: “Monday’s Nielsen figures mirrored those from the week of Nov. 6. Fox News finished in first place with 1.26 million total viewers on average as well as 156,000 in the 25-54 demographic. In primetime, Fox News averaged 1.88 million total viewers for the week — the second-highest figure in all of basic cable behind Disney-owned ESPN. In the 25-54 demographic, Fox News averaged 230,000 viewers — a 13% increase from the previous week. The boost in viewership was most likely due to the coverage of elections in Kentucky, Ohio, Mississippi, and Virginia.”

It was additionally revealed final week that

A brand new e book by former CNN chief media correspondent Brian Stelter claims that Fox News host Jeanine Pirro’s govt producer referred to her as a “reckless maniac.”

Before it was revealed within the Daily Beast’s Confider newsletter, a portion of Stelter’s upcoming e book, “Network of Lies: The Epic Saga of Fox News, Donald Trump, and the Battle for American Democracy,” was leaked. It described Pirro’s relationship with Fox News administration.

The e book claims that Fox News administration deliberate for Pirro’s promotion to common co-host on “The Five” to be a demotion as a result of her now-canceled weekend present, “Justice with Judge Jeanine,” was a serious automobile for spreading the parable that Dominion Voting Systems performed a component within the 2020 election’s alleged manipulation. Fox News later reached a $787.5 million settlement with Dominion.

“Pirro was a problem,” two nameless sources told Stelter, “because of her stubborn, slavish Trumpiness and because she had clashed with Fox executives who had grown tired of her histrionic shenanigans.”

It was additionally reported that Pirro had accused administration of “censorship” for suggesting adjustments to the opening monologues of her weekend present, Justice with Judge Jeanine.

A earlier submitting within the Dominion lawsuit indicated that Pirro had turn into so uncontrollable that her govt producer had known as her a “reckless maniac.” Stelter asserts that it was her negligence that in the end triggered Fox to cancel her present.


Since “nobody wanted to deal with her,” as one of many sources put it, Pirro was demoted to The Five, the place she misplaced the liberty to pen her monologues and choose the company she interviewed.

Ironically sufficient, Pirro’s “demotion” to “The Five” resulted in her gaining a far larger viewership.