Tucker Carlson is the most important journalist working in America, and, thankfully, the public has caught on, making him not simply the ratings champion of cable news, but on Monday the top rated program on all of television, cable, and broadcast combined. If the nation survives intact the current insurrectionist movement, future historians will credit him as a courageous truth-teller who braved social, political, and physical intimidation to break through the pervasive smog of propaganda emanating from most of the media and the commanding heights of the economy, culture, and academy, who are cheering on and financing the forces that want to destroy our constitutional republic.
Night after night, his opening monologue lays out the big picture and calls out the lies, the half-truths, and the scary alignment of powers that threaten us in ways not encountered since the run-up to the Civil War. It is must-see TV and then some. Here is Tuesday’s opening monologue, in which he spoke of the ratings bonanza — in the face of advertiser boycotts — for Monday’s show, in which his monologue went on for 25 minutes without a commercial.
Here are the ratings data so far available online for this week: Monday and Tuesday only:
TV RATINGS: Monday June 15, Fox News was America’s no.1 cable channel in total viewers. Top shows: @TuckerCarlson; @SeanHannity; @TheFive; @IngrahamAngle; @Maddow; @BretBaier and @MarthaMacCallum. https://t.co/bjPFsM6bAR pic.twitter.com/D19QTJZeL4— TV News HQ (@TVNewsHQ) June 16, 2020
TV RATINGS: Tuesday June 16, Fox News was America’s most watched cable channel in total viewers with the top hours being @TuckerCarlson, @SeanHannity, @IngrahamAngle, @TheFive, @Maddow, @BretBaier, @MarthaMacCallum and @Lawrence. https://t.co/Y9dguoeXb2 pic.twitter.com/wz45B4FWFx— TV News HQ (@TVNewsHQ) June 17, 2020
The entire Fox News prime-time lineup is leading cable news, and has been during this period of unrest. William Davis of The Daily Caller:
Fox News host Tucker Carlson led all of cable news as coverage of protests and riots occurring in the aftermath of George Floyd's death continued.
Carlson's 8:00 p.m. (eastern time) show averaged roughly four million viewers during the week of June 8, edging out fellow Fox News primetime host Sean Hannity, who averaged roughly 3.9 million viewers, according to Nielsen Media Research. Fox News had the three highest-rated primetime hosts during that week, as Laura Ingraham finished third, averaging roughly 3.5 million viewers. Carlson also led in the crucial age 25-54 demographic, averaging roughly 680,000 viewers, followed by Hannity and Ingraham, who averaged roughly 633,000 and 621,000 viewers in the demographic, respectively.
Tucker has bravely taken on the power of Google, and he did so before almost anyone else. He is now an indispensable man.
Graphic credit: YouTube screen grab.