Tucker Carlson’s First Two Weeks In Primetime Outstrip Megyn Kelly On FNC
January 24, 2017 10:03am
Two full weeks into hosting ’s 9 PM timeslot, is averaging 3.7 million viewers, 775,000 of them in the 25-54 news demo, topping CNN and MSNBC in both metrics.
s numbers also are 37% higher in viewers and up 50% in the news demo compared with the 2016 average of ’s in the 9 PM slot. Compared with Kelly’s performance in the same two weeks last year,
up 95% in the demo and 46% in overall audience. That said, the same two weeks
last year did not include Donald Trump’s inauguration. But Carlson’s numbers
seem to make the point that FNC has managed to transition the timeslot after
Kelly’s very dramatic tenure and without seeming to miss a beat. Carson
Against Carlson’s two-week average, CNN’s various programs logged 2M viewers and 633K news demo viewers, while MSNBC’s logged 2.01M total viewers and 417K news demo viewers.
Last week, January 16-22, FNC again dominated all basic cable networks in both total viewers and in the news demographic in primetime (3.92M, 840K) and total day (2.48M, 522K). The week of Trump’s inauguration since the 2016 election.
CNN (1.77M) was basic cable’s second-most watched network in primetime, ahead of HGTV (1.65M),.
(1.53M) and Discovery (1.5M). USA