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Key Demographic Ratings for ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’ Timeslot Takes Nose Dive After Host’s Departure

After debuting Monday night, “Fox News Tonight,” the substitute show for “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” reportedly saw a significant decline in ratings among the crucial 25 to 54-year-old age group.

The top primetime host on Fox News, Tucker Carlson, unexpectedly severed relations with the network on Monday morning. Weeknights at 8 p.m., “Tucker Carlson Tonight” was shown.

On Monday, April 17, the substitute program, anchored by anchor Brian Kilmeade, received worse ratings in the crucial age demo than Carlson’s average that night.

The program received a 0.24 rating in the 25–54 age group, compared to a 0.37 rating for Carlson’s broadcast on April 17 in the same group. The program had fewer viewers overall than Carlson’s broadcast on Monday, which had an average of about 3.7 million.

2.65 million people watched the whole last episode of Carlson when it aired on Friday.

In recent years, Fox News has routinely outperformed its primary rivals CNN and MSNBC in television news ratings. The number of viewers for Carlson’s show consistently outpaced all other programs on the network.

Carlson’s firing by Fox News has not yet been justified, according to the network.

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