Megyn Kelly was dubbed the star of FOX News. She was the queen of the cable network. She was the covergirl on countless magazines. She was all over the late night talk show circuit. Megyn, Megyn, Megyn!
From The Hill:
Fox News's Tucker Carlson is nearly doubling the ratings of his predecessor, Megyn Kelly, when compared to the same time period last year, according to Nielsen Media Research.Oh. Tucker Carlson is actually outperforming Megyn Kelly in terms of ratings.
"Tucker Carlson Tonight" is up 95 percent in the 25- to 54-year-old demographic that advertisers covet most compared with the same period in 2016, when "The Kelly File" occupied the 9 p.m. ET time slot.
Carlson has averaged 775,000 viewers per night in the category, while Kelly averaged 398,000 during the same time period, Jan. 11–22.
Some of the increase is probably connected to the new presidency and the transfer of power from Obama to Trump. I would think that news ratings overall would be up compared to the same time last year. But Carlson's numbers are enormous. Losing Kelly did not hurt FOX News in the least.
Will he get the same attention from the mainstream media for his success? Will he be considered a star like her? Maybe if he starts baring his shoulders and wearing skinny little strappy dresses he just might. And he also needs to be a Trump attack dog.