Although Tucker Carlson has long dominated primetime news programming on television, he may soon face fresh competition.
Eric Bolling, host of the Newsmax television program, stated on Friday that his program would be moving to the 8 p.m. time slot, as reported by Mediaite. He emphasized that he would be competing with other cable news personalities for this coveted time period, including Fox News’ Tucker Carlson, the current king.
“This show is moving to a brand new time slot, starting Tuesday, You can get your daily dose of common sense and knowledge with a healthy dose of stark.” the host announced.
However, the highly popular conservative pundit is not the only major competitor that Bolling seeks to defeat in terms of viewership.
“Anderson Cooper, lookout. Coming after you. Chris Hayes, coming after you. Tucker, coming after you, pal. Got you in our sights, he declared.
“Viewers know and trust Eric Bolling as one of the most tenacious guys in TV news, and insiders know he’s a true veteran who is driven to follow the facts and deliver the news,” the CEO of Newsmax remarked when his afternoon show premiered.
“Every weekday, ‘Eric Bolling The Balance’ helps viewers make sense of the day’s biggest headlines from D.C., Wall Street, and the world … and most importantly, how those headlines affect the people on Main Street,” stated the press release.
There is no doubt that the presence of a known figure from Fox News in a primetime slot will be advantageous for Newsmax.
Bolling has retained his appeal with a conservative audience through his daytime talk program and social media presence.
Regarding his close friend Tucker Carlson, his primetime Fox News television show has broken another barrier.
This week, Deadline disclosed the viewership data for cable news programs, and Fox News and Tucker Carlson came out on top, surpassing the competition.
More on this story via The Republic Brief:
Viewership data from the television shows found that Carlson’s show is the number one most-watched show among Democrats in the key age group of 25-54 years old.
“The data showed that Carlson pulled in 101,000 viewers who self-identified as Democrats in the 25-54 demographic. MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show” and Fox’s “The Five” were tied for second place, each attracting 88,000 viewers in the key demo who self-identified as Democrats. The next two spots are occupied by Sean Hannity, who took in 81,000 young Democrat viewers, and Greg Gutfeld, who pulled 73,000,” the report found.
Deadline described in detail how Fox News in May dominated the entire cable news market. Read more…