In his 9 p.m. time slot on television news, Fox News personality Sean Hannity has a firm hold on his viewers.
Tuesday night, the Fox anchor demolished his competition as Jake Tapper made his primetime debut on CNN.
According to Mediaite, Hannity had greater ratings than the 9 p.m. CNN and MSNBC shows combined.
Even interviews with Vice President Joe Biden and superstar Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson were unable to propel Tapper to the top.
Biden seldom provides interviews to the media, having granted only 10 throughout his term last year, compared to the 57 granted by previous President Donald Trump.
Tapper was making his debut attempt at a nightly program after Don Lemon was removed from the time slot.
In certain instances, the journalist from the mainstream media asked Biden difficult questions, but avoided discussing the economics and illegal immigration.
Mediaite stated that Hannity’s Tuesday show attracted more than 2.6 million people.
Tapper’s CNN night premiere and MSNBC’s Alex Wagner garnered a total of 2.44 million viewers.
Tapper’s interview at the White House failed to attract even one million views. It attracted an attendance of 854,000.
That was sufficient for third place, putting Tapper behind MSNBC’s successor for Rachel Maddow, Wagner.
Wagner’s 1.59 million audience was much greater than Tapper’s 500,000.
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Fox’s Tucker Carlson dominated his competition even more thoroughly than Hannity did without a White House interview on another network to deal with in his 8 p.m. time slot.
Carlson drew a whopping 3.42 million viewers on Tuesday, with CNN’s Anderson Cooper and MSNBC’s Chris Hayes performing worse than their 9 p.m. successors by comparison, according to Mediaite. CONTINUE READING…