It doesn’t pay to sell out your loyal fans.
Don Surber analyzed the numbers on his blog and found that “Tuesday night saw Hannity, Tucker Carlson, and Laura Ingraham finish[ed] in the top 5 of all cable TV shows as conservatives stand by them. But the rest of the Fox News schedule trailed. CNN held 12 of the top 17 shows on cable all day, according to Show Buzz Daily. That meant from noon to midnight, no CNN show was out of the top 17 — out of all shows on cable.”
“A week after spiking the ball for Biden, Fox is losing to the worst network in TV history.”
It doesn’t look like Fox is learning any lessons though. Just days after shutting down Judge Jeanine Pirro’s popular show, temporarily at least, Fox is confirming that conservative investigative reporter John Solomon is no longer a contributor at the network.
NEW: Fox News confirmed to me that John Solomon, the "investigative reporter" who helped form the basis of Rudy Giuliani's Ukrainian dirt-digging mission on Joe Biden, is no longer a paid contributor with the network.https://t.co/AbPhs760CE
— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) November 12, 2020
Meanwhile, competitors like OANN and Newsmax are growing by leaps and bounds. Outside of the three opinion shows, Ingraham, Carlson and Hannity, Fox doesn’t have much to offer conservatives.
Donald Trump said it best:
.@FoxNews daytime ratings have completely collapsed. Weekend daytime even WORSE. Very sad to watch this happen, but they forgot what made them successful, what got them there. They forgot the Golden Goose. The biggest difference between the 2016 Election, and 2020, was @FoxNews!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 12, 2020