Accuracy in Media

MSNBC’s Morning Joe took the unusual step Wednesday of praising Fox News’ Tucker Carlson on the astounding success of his new show, which has surpassed all expectations ratings-wise since taking over Megyn Kelly’s old time slot.

“I’m hearing, it’s shocking to me, that his numbers actually are far outpacing anything Megyn Kelly’s ever done over there at 9 o’clock,” said co-host Joe Scarborough.

“America’s having a love affair with Tucker Carlson,” MSNBC panelist Mark Halperin said.

Since taking over on January 9, Tucker Carlson Tonight’s ratings are up 95 percent in the key 25-54 demo compared to the same period last year when Kelly held down the 9 p.m. time slot, and the show has seen a big jump in total viewers as well.

Carlson’s interviews—in which he skewers liberals—combined with his still boyish charm, has won over viewers, much to the relief of Fox News brass. There is no doubt they were concerned when Kelly bolted for NBC, leaving a big hole in their primetime lineup.

“He’s very quick and clever,” said co-host Mika Brzezinski whose political views are opposite to those of Carlson.

CNN and MSNBC thought they might be able to take advantage of Kelly’s departure and narrow the gap between them and Fox News, but instead that gap has only grown larger as viewers flocked to Carlson’s show.

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  • iammrmail

    The Tucker Carlson show is excellent. A Tucker Carlson interview is must watch TV. He destroys stupid, unprepared guests.

  • Eric Beutler

    Tucker has good energy and a brilliant mind and is pretty fair. His show does a good job exposing liberal groupthink and thoughtless rhetoric.

  • john awe

    Tucker Carlson is fair, honest and quick witted and he doesn’t cower to liberals. He beat them with truth and facts. Awesome show Tucker!

  • NGC

    Tucker or Morning Joe. Two goofballs that gave us Child President. Thank You.

  • NGC

    Tucker is an arrogant mean spirited Trumpie.

  • NGC

    I guess you didn’t see John Stuart destroy him. Fake News has grabbed your mind.

  • gjm11653

    Boo hoo, find that paci yet? Stop spitting it out when you cry!

  • gjm11653

    Johnny boy the libturd who sucs a paci when not on? Stuart is a pathetic creature who is wealthy and hates the minions.

  • gjm11653

    Huh? Your comment makes no sense. Go ask your teacher how to word your comment.

  • NGC

    John would hate you. I hate you for your ignorant Anti American beliefs.