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Fox News’ 'Tucker Carlson Tonight’ Has Strong Debut

Fox News’ debut of news talk show Tucker Carlson Tonight yesterday averaged an impressive 3.7 million viewers, network executive said.

The Nov. 14 premiere of the series, which officially replaced On The Record With Brit Hume, recorded the biggest audience of the year in the time period for  the network, according to Fox News and Nielsen. Overall, the premiere was up 80% in total viewers compared to the 2016 average for the 7 pm hour, sid Fox News.

National Geographic’s high-profile scripted/documentary series hybrid Mars launched to sizable ratings Monday night. The Brian Glazer/Ron Howard executively-produced series drew 1.4 million viewers, more than double 417,000 primetime average for the network generated last week, according to Nielsen.

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ESPN’s Cincinnati Bengals-New York Giants Monday Night Football telecast was the most watched show on cable yesterday, averaging 10.7 million viewers, said Nielsen.