Fox News received a big ratings bump Wednesday night, thanks to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R)’s first live television interview after officially launching his 2024 campaign for president. Fox has experienced sharp ratings declines during the 8 p.m. hour since ousting former top host Tucker Carlson, whose conservative and at times controversial commentary consistently brought in around 3 million viewers per weeknight. Fox remains the top-watched network on cable, with popular shows like “The Five” and “Gutfeld” outperforming top programs on competitor networks. DeSantis’s interview with Gowdy came just minutes after a rocky rollout event with Elon Musk on a “Twitter Spaces” live stream, which at its peak never topped 1 million listeners after 20 minutes of technical difficulties and connectivity issues.
Source: Fox News May 25, 2023 22:55 UTC