Tuesday, May 7

Tucker Carlson’s Twitter video views outnumber Fox News viewers in outdated time slot

Tucker Carlson could not be internet hosting a present on the Fox News Channel, however he nonetheless is aware of the right way to pull in an viewers.

His two-minute self-made video posted Wednesday night time drew 1.8 million views on Twitter in lower than an hour, greater than the 8 p.m. Eastern viewers of “Fox News Tonight,” which changed “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” in line with Mediate.

“Fox News Tonight,” hosted this week by Brian Kilmeade, drew 1.7 million viewers on Tuesday. Mr. Carlson drew a median of three.3 million viewers final 12 months, making his present the second-highest-rated program in cable tv, behind solely Fox’s “The Five.”

He posted the tweet at 8 p.m. Eastern, his outdated time slot. After about an hour, his video knocking the media institution had drawn 3.6 million viewers, as proven on screenshots posted on Twitter.

The numbers simply stored going up from there.

Mr. Carlson’s “Twitter Video now has 42M views,” tweeted conservative podcaster Benny Johnson on Thursday morning. “His common viewership on Fox News was 3M. That means Tucker’s first crack at making his personal content material outdoors company censorship delivered 15x the viewers.

Mr. Johnson concluded: “Tucker is an animal. This is the end of cable news as we know it.”

Donald Trump Jr. added on Thursday morning: “5 million views on the video & 45 on the tweet. Legacy media will do everything in its power to make sure Tucker has no voice through 2024.”

Stacking up views on social media in opposition to a cable tv viewers isn’t an excellent comparability. For one, watching movies on Twitter is free, whereas solely cable subscribers could tune in to the Fox News Channel.

At the identical time, the hundreds of thousands of views on Mr. Carlson’s first public assertion since his sudden Monday break up with Fox News Media replicate the previous host’s monumental following and affect.

“While it is not an apples to apples comparison, with cable news ratings reflecting the number of viewers who stayed watching,” Mediaite famous, “the views on Carlson’s video demonstrate the immense popularity of the former Fox News star even without institutional backing.”

By Thursday afternoon, Mr. Carlson’s video tweet had reached 58 million views.

Mr. Carlson didn’t disclose his plans for the longer term, however hinted that there have been nonetheless media platforms the place individuals say “true things.”
“Where can you still find Americans saying true things? There aren’t many places, but there are some and that’s enough,” he mentioned.

But “as long as you can hear the words, there is hope. See you soon,” he concluded.

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