On his first night as the full-time replacement for Bill O’Reilly in the 8 p.m. slot on Fox News Channel, Tucker Carlson delivered a win for the channel Monday night.
“The Nielsen company said that Carlson’s first night at 8 p.m. attracted 3.17 million viewers, beating the combined audience of MSNBC’s Chris Hayes, who reached 1.52 million viewers, and CNN’s Anderson Cooper, who reached 1 million,” the AP reports.
“Carlson did not beat O’Reilly’s nearly 4 million average during the first three months of the year, before being fired following news about Fox settling harassment cases involving him,” the report adds. “Carlson had averaged 3.3 million in the 9 p.m. time slot following O’Reilly.”
The AP also notes: “Fox’s relocated ‘The Five’ reached 2.76 million people at 9 p.m., while MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow had an audience of 2.16 million. CNN’s test of a Jake Tapper series at that hour reached 881,000.”