On the weekend, an article cited internal Fox News sources claiming to know which current network anchor has the “inside track” to succeed Tucker Carlson in the primetime slot.
According to two sources who spoke with the publication 19FortyFive, the cable news network will presumably replace Carlson at 8:00 p.m. EDT. Ingraham currently conducts a program at 10 p.m. EDT; therefore, if she took Carlson’s time slot, she would have a lot more opportunities to increase her viewership.
Despite the fact that Ingraham appears to be the front-runner, at least for the time being, to occupy the 8 p.m. slot, other options exist.
Sean Hannity, who currently airs at 9 p.m., may move to the popular 8 p.m. time slot and is a strong candidate for the position. It is also possible that Jessie Watters will move from 7 to 8 p.m., followed by Special Report with Brett Baier. If the popular news program at 6 p.m. persisted at that time, it would be unlikely that more talent and shows would be relocated.
Shannon Bream, who has replaced Bret Baier and is currently the presenter of Fox News Sunday, could take over the 7 p.m. or 10 p.m. time slot and make additional changes in the event of such a talent shake-up.
Fox News has lost its position as the leader in the cable news market as a result of the decision to remove top host Tucker Carlson from the air, and the network must now find out how to adapt.
According to Fox Corporation CEO Lachlan Murdoch, the network will not change its primetime strategy in response to the dismissal of Tucker Carlson.
The CEO of Fox Corporation, Lachlan Murdoch, stated on a Tuesday earnings call that the network’s primetime strategy would not change following Tucker Carlson’s sudden departure. According to Daily Wire, Carlson hosted “Tucker Carlson Tonight” for seven years and ascended to prominence in the conservative movement.
The news that Carlson and Fox News would be “parting ways” became public knowledge last month.
“As regards to our programming strategy in primetime, there’s no change to our programming strategy at Fox News,” Lachlan responded after being asked about the network’s strategy moving forward. “It’s obviously a successful strategy. And as always, we are adjusting our programming and our lineup, and that’s what we continue to do. We are pleased with the strength of the advertising demand throughout our schedule, but particularly primetime.”
The Daily Wire further stated:
Fox News dominated primetime ratings in the first three months of 2023, easily surpassing networks such as CNN and MSNBC with more than 2 million viewers each evening. “Tucker Carlson Tonight” was consistently the most-watched primetime program, particularly among the advertiser-prized 25-to-54 age demographic.
More on this story via The Republic Brief:
In the weeks after the Carlson ouster, on the other hand, Fox News averaged 1.5 million viewers at primetime and maintained none of the ten most popular cable programs. The five final editions of “Tucker Carlson Tonight” had accounted for each of the five largest primetime audiences at Fox News in the week before the ouster. CONTINUE READING…