Fox News Risks Wrath Of Donald Trump, Keeping Jeanine Pirro Off Another Week After Anti-Muslim On-Air Remark

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Fox News Channel will keep Saturday primetime host Jeanine Pirro off the air another weekend in wake of her scathing remarks about Rep Ilhan Omar.
Like last week, Justice with Judge Jeanine will be replaced Saturday at 9 PM with a repeat of its Scandal…

Tucker Carlson’s Weekly TV Ratings Rise Despite Boycotts

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Last week, there were calls to fire Tucker Carlson from Fox News after old audio resurfaced of the “Tucker Carlson Tonight” host making crude remarks about women and statutory rape on a shock-jock radio show. Also last week, Carlson’s Nielsen ratings rose 8 percent.

“Tucker Carlson Tonight” averaged 3 million total viewers last week, with 517,000 of them coming from the key adults 15-54 demographic. Those Nielsen numbers were up 7 percent and 8 percent, respectively, from the prior week  — and they also easily beat MSNBC’s “All In With Chris Hayes” (1.8 million and 298,000) and CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360” (1 million and 269,000).

In the demo, Carlson’s week was down 2019-to-date and versus the same week in 2018.

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As a whole, Fox News had another big week in terms of viewership. Across primetime, which for Fox is a Carlson/Sean Hannity/Laura Ingraham lineup, FNC averaged 2.387 million total viewers, with 401,000 in the 25-54 demo. March 11 through March 17 marked nine straight weeks for Fox as the No. 1 cable network.

Below are channels ranking 2 through 5 in primetime-audience averages:
2.    ESPN (1,935,000)
3.    MSNBC (1,868,000)
4.    HGTV (1,283,000)
5.    History (1,180,000)

CNN checked in at eleventh in primetime, averaging 939,000 total viewers for the important day part.

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The latest outcry again Carlson arose after liberal watchdog group Media Matters dropped a compilation of years’ worth of audio that documented Carlson’s regular appearances on the the radio show of Bubba the Love Sponge between 2006 and 2011. In the recordings, Carlson made disparaging remarks about women, including calling television host Alexis Stewart “c-ty.”

See how his advertisers responded here.

Back in December, Carlson lost sponsors after saying that immigrants made the United States a “poorer” and “dirtier” country. He subsequently shed some more advertisers after suggesting that high-earning women had become a cause for social ills in the U.S. and warned that men would not want to marry them.

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Stephen Colbert Diagnoses Donald Trump’s Deranged Sunday Tweetstorm

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‘Judge Jeanine’ Preempted on Fox Amid Controversy Over Comments About Rep. Ilhan Omar

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Judge Jeanine will have to find justice at a later date.
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Fox News Taps Laura Ingraham, Bret Baier in New Pitch to Madison Ave.

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Fox News Hosts Lose Ads, Tucker Carlson Attacks MediaMatters On Eve Of FNC Meeting With Media Buyers

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Jeanine Pirro’s Fox News Channel show has lost advertisers since last weekend’s telecast in which she seemed to question the national loyalty of Rep. Ilhan Omar because she wears a hijab.
On last Saturday’s Justice with Jeanine Pirro, the h…

Kentucky High Schooler Suing CNN For $275M Wants NBC, AP, Bill Maher Next

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Having gone after The Washington Post and today CNN, Nicholas Sandmann’s lawyers are gearing up to whack a major media outlet “every few weeks or month.”

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Tucker Carlson Claims He’s Under Attack By “Liberal Mob” That Writes “Our Movies And Sitcoms”

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Tucker Carlson Continues to Deliver Massive Ratings to Fox News – Despite the Boycotts

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Despite the renewed calls to #FireTuckerCarlson over his inflammatory comments in recently resurfaced old interviews, the Fox News host remains very popular among cable news viewers.

So far in 2019, Carlson’s 8 p.m. program on the Fox News Channel is averaging 2.9 million total viewers per episode, which is 41 percent more than Chris Hayes on MSNBC and a whopping 122 percent more than CNN’s Anderson Cooper.

In the key ratings demographic, which for primetime news programming is adults ages 25-54, Carlson averages 525,000 viewers, per Nielsen. That’s 37 percent more than Cooper and 46 percent more than Hayes.

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Carlson’s audience this year is not only larger than his direct competition’s, it is larger than anything in the 8 p.m. hour on all of cable. Yes, that includes ESPN, HGTV and everything else.

The viewership continues despite an outcry over a December episode in which he said that immigrants made the United States a “poorer” and “dirtier” country — a comment that led at least two dozen sponsors to pull ads from the show.

He subsequently lost more advertisers after suggesting that high-earning women had become a cause for social ills in the U.S. and warned that men would not want to marry them.

The latest outcry arose after liberal watchdog group Media Matters on Sunday dropped a compilation of years’ worth of audio that documented Carlson’s regular appearances on the the radio show of Florida shock jock Bubba the Love Sponge between 2006 and 2011. In the recordings, Carlson made disparaging remarks about women, including calling television host Alexis Stewart “c–ty.”

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Carlson addressed the audio on Sunday evening, telling critics they were welcome to come on his show and take issue with him directly. He did not apologize.

“Media Matters caught me saying something naughty on a radio show more than a decade ago,” Carlson said, sidestepping the fact that some clips were as recent as 2011. “Rather than express the usual ritual contrition, how about this: I’m on television every weeknight live for an hour. If you want to know what I think, you can watch. Anyone who disagrees with my views is welcome to come on and explain why.”

Carlson will appear as scheduled on his show tonight, according to Fox News.

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California Congresswoman Tells Chris Wallace No Democrats ‘Watch Fox News’

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Donald Trump’s Tuesday Tweetstorm Fuels New Report Of Cozy Fox News Relationship

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