To get an idea of exactly the kind of cultural powerhouse Tucker Carlson is, one need only to look at a recent video he posted online shortly after Fox News took his show away.
Carlson posted a roughly two-minute video to Twitter to explain a bit about what was going on and what may be coming in his future.
Here it is:
Good evening pic.twitter.com/SPrsYKWKCE
— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) April 27, 2023
If you take a closer look, you’ll see something amazing: The video has been viewed more than 77.8 million times.
Carlson had more views on his first Twitter monologue on Wednesday than all cable news shows for the entire day combined. All of the cable news shows combined had 53.1 million views.
Tucker Carlson Had More Views on His First Twitter Monologue on Wednesday Than All Cable News Shows For the Entire Day COMBINED
— Chief Nerd (@TheChiefNerd) April 28, 2023
On Monday, the network announced that Tucker Carlson and Fox News “have agreed to part ways.”
“Carlson’s last program was Friday April 21st, Fox News said, meaning Carlson did not get a chance to sign off to his viewers. The news comes days after Fox News reached a historic 11th hour settlement with Dominion Voting Systems for over $787 million,” said a scoop from Axios.
The network said:
FOX News Media and Tucker Carlson have agreed to part ways. We thank him for his service to the network as a host and prior to that as a contributor. Mr. Carlson’s last program was Friday April 21st. Fox News Tonight will air live at 8 PM/ET starting this evening as an interim show helmed by rotating FOX News personalities until a new host is named.
FOX News Media operates the FOX News Channel (FNC), FOX Business Network (FBN), FOX News Digital, FOX News Audio, FOX News Books, the direct-to-consumer streaming services FOX Nation and FOX News International and the free ad-supported television service FOX Weather. Currently the number one network in all of cable, FNC has also been the most watched television news channel for more than 21 consecutive years, while FBN ranks among the top business channels on cable. Owned by Fox Corporation, FOX News Media reaches nearly 200 million people each month.