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    Fox News’s The Five Leads Cable News Ratings

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    Fox News is still coping with the aftermath of Tucker Carlson’s departure, but one of the network’s hosts has just scored a major victory.

    With 2.66 million viewers, “The Five” dominated the cable news ratings charts, according to newly released data.

    “Fox’s Jesse Watters had the second-highest-rated show with 2.18 million total viewers. No other cable news show crossed the 2 million viewer mark on Thursday. The Five also led in the key 25-54 age demographic with 338,000 viewers, followed by Gutfeld!’s 252,000 demo viewers. Watters and Greg Gutfeld are co-hosts on The Five,” Mediaite reported.

    “CNN’s ratings came back down after Wednesday’s town hall with Donald Trump boosted the network into first place at 8 p.m. Fox News led the day overall, MSNBC was in second and CNN landed in third in all total day and primetime averages,” the outlet added.

    With the exception of “The Five” and Greg Gutgeld’s late-night program, Fox News has not had much to celebrate since Tucker Carlson’s departure, as the network has experienced a severe decline in viewership.

    “In the first week after Carlson’s ouster on April 24, the channel’s primetime viewership fell 29.6 percent to 1.449 million viewers, coming in third among cable networks, according to figures from Nielsen,” Yahoo News reported. “Viewership for the network’s 8 p.m. time slot was down 47 percent overall for that week, according to an analysis from former Fox News host Megyn Kelly. The analysis averaged the viewership from the first week of his absence and compared it with the last week he was on the air. Among the key demographic of 25-54-year-olds, ratings were down a whopping 59 percent.”

    A new survey conducted last week revealed that Carlson remains more popular among Americans than his former employer.

    Rasmussen Reports’ survey found that Carlson remains popular among likely conservative and Republican voters. “Fifty-nine percent (59%) of Likely U.S. Voters have a favorable impression of Carlson, including 36% who have a Very Favorable opinion of him,” the polling firm reported.

    “Thirty-four percent (34%) have an unfavorable opinion of Carlson, including 25 percent with a Very Unfavorable impression,” the company stated in a press release.

    In contrast, Fox News now has a lower approval rating among likely voters, with only 52% of voters viewing the network favorably and 24% viewing it very favorably, figures that are significantly lower than Carlson’s. 42% of prospective voters had an unfavorable opinion of Fox News, with 28% having a very unfavorable opinion.

    Only 19 percent of voters believed that Carlson’s dismissal from the network would have a positive influence on the network. In contrast, 32% believed that his departure would truly diminish the platform’s quality. In contrast, 42% of respondents did not believe Carlson’s departure would have a significant impact on Fox.

    This week, Carlson posted another video to Twitter announcing a new “show” on the platform, shocking his followers and likely increasing his employer’s apprehension.

    More on this story via Conservative Brief:

    Earlier this month, Carlson took to Twitter in his first public statement after being taken off the air to drop truth bombs about corruption within the cable news industry in general, as well as covert and overt acts of self-imposed censorship and disinformation. CONTINUE READING…

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