Conservative news channel Newsmax has reportedly offered Tucker Carlson a deal to program the entire network, in addition to hosting his own primetime show. This could be a game-changer for Newsmax, whose ratings have exploded in popularity since Carlson’s departure from Fox News.
Sources with direct knowledge of Newsmax’s operation have said that the channel is willing to give Carlson a say over what shows lead into and out of his show, which can be key in achieving bigger TV ratings. TMZ wrote that “that would be a pretty enticing deal point.”
The New York Times reported that Newsmax’s prime-time shows have experienced big jumps in viewership, while Fox News has suffered a decline in ratings since Carlson’s departure. On Tuesday, Fox News lost to both CNN and MSNBC in the 8 p.m. hour among adults ages 25 to 54, an exceedingly rare defeat for the network in the key demographic for cable news advertisers.
If Tucker Carlson accepts Newsmax’s offer, it would be a significant shift in the landscape of conservative media. Carlson has become a prominent voice in conservative media, and his show on Fox News was one of the most-watched on cable news. The move to Newsmax could potentially make the network a major player in the conservative media sphere.
As Fox News continues to struggle with a ratings decline, the rise of Newsmax could signal a shift in the conservative media landscape. With the potential addition of Tucker Carlson as a programming influencer, the network could see even more success in the future.
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