This has to be some kind of hilarious coincidence, right?
During a recent speech in South Carolina, Fox News suddenly cut away when Trump started to mention the channel’s dismal ratings and his epic interview with Tucker Carlson.
Watch the video:
Donald Trump says the last debate was the lowest rated in history and talks about his interview with Tucker Carlson.
*Fox News cuts away* pic.twitter.com/ivUY0lfcrT
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) September 25, 2023
This is certainly a tough subject for Fox, as Trump is 100% correct. The network has suffered significantly in the ratings since removing Carlson from their airwaves.
Fox News’ ratings for primetime slots among key demographics of cable television viewers have declined sharply since the departure of Tucker Carlson, with the latest figures showing rival MSNBC overtaking the conservative juggernaut.
Cable news ratings show that in the two weeks since the host was fired, figures for Carlson’s former spot have dropped by around 50 percent, while the network’s audience among 25- to 54-year-olds had shrunk by two thirds.
The previously successful news presenter left the network after it settled a defamation case brought against it by Dominion Voting Systems over claims by Trump allies that the 2020 presidential election was rigged, Fox News announced on April 24. In a statement, it said the two parties had “agreed to part ways” and thanked Carlson for “his service to the network.”