“Tucker Carlson Tonight” beat out the rest of the news shows on his first night taking over the 8 p.m time slot on Fox News with ratings that match up to Bill O’Reilly’s.
On Monday night, the Daily Caller co-founder took the spot for the highest rated cable news show with 3.2 million viewers, according to Variety. (RELATED: Bill O’Reilly Responds To Being Let Go By Fox News)
Tucker Carlson, Julissa Arce (Fox News)
Carlson’s ratings beat O’Reilly’s in the age demographic of 25-54 with 636,000 viewers. On O’Reilly’s last night on the air on April 10, he brought in 3.7 million viewers and 635,000 in the same age group, according to another report. O’Reilly was let go from the network last week following allegations of sexual harassment. He has denied the charges.
Carlson also beat out the rest of his competitors in the same time slot, including CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360” with 1 million viewers and MSNBC’s “All in with Chris Hayes” with 1.5 million. (RELATED: Bill O’Reilly Accuser ‘Hot Chocolate’ Comes Forward On ‘The View’ [VIDEO])
On Carlson’s show Monday night, he interviewed former Olympic gold medalist Caitlyn Jenner who talked about being “disappointed” in President Donald Trump over LGBT issues.
“He looked like he would be pretty good on all LGBT issues, which is important because my loyalties do no lie with Donald Trump,” Jenner said. “My loyalties do not lie with the Republican party. My loyalties and what I’m fighting for is my community–the LGBT community. That’s where my fight is.”
“I thought Trump would be pretty good, but he’s disappointed me in the first 100 days on those issues,” Jenner added.
In addition, the Fox News show “The Five” took the number two spot for the day its new 9 p.m. time slot with 2.8 million viewers, beating out MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show” and CNN’s “The Lead with Jake Tapper.”
Update: This story has been updated to reflect “The Five” ratings in its new time slot.