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Fox News Stays Strong Amidst Lineup Change

Related: Some Advertisers Return for Tucker Carlson’s Fox News Show

Tucker Carlson Tonight
, holding down the 8 p.m. slot for Fox News following Bill O’Reilly’s dismissal, had 3.2 million total viewers Monday, according to Nielsen, easily winning the 8 p.m. race, where MSNBC’s Chris Hayes had 1.5 million total viewers and CNN’s Anderson Cooper had 1.0 million.

Carlson won the race in viewers 25-54 too, at 636,124, ahead of Hayes (369,842) and Cooper (351,646).

Fox News’ The Five also did well in its new slot, winning among 9 p.m. players with 2.8 million total viewers, ahead of MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow at 2.2 million and CNN’s The Lead at 881,724. The Five won a tight 25-54 race, its 568,064 ahead of Maddow’s 523,640, with CNN at 304,840.

Fox News’ Hannity won its usual 10 p.m. slot with 2.6 million total viewers and 543,452 in 25-54. MSNBC’s Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell drew 1.7 million and nearly 380,000, while CNN did a 951,710 and 329,629.

(Photo via Vincent Desjardins's FlickrImage taken on April 25, 2017 and used per Creative Commons 2.0 license. The photo was cropped to fit 9x16 aspect ratio.)

Michael Malone
Michael Malone

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.