Nothing like a liaison to boost interest. The suspended anchor, suing network arch Roger Ailes for passionate harassment, sees her aged hour bloat with substitutes.
If there’s a china backing for Fox News during a really open fight of difference between suspended anchor Gretchen Carlson and network arch Roger Ailes, whom she’s indicted of passionate nuisance in a lawsuit, it’s a renewed seductiveness in her aged time slot.
Fox News Channel’s 2 p.m. hour, The Real Story (née The Real Story With Gretchen Carlson), only saw a most-watched and highest-rated week ever. Nielsen Media’s uninformed information for a week of Jul 4 have a uncover averaging 1.7 million viewers and 292,000 adults 25-54. That spike, that helped a network win a hour in wire news, expected had something to do with spectator seductiveness in a rotating chair of splash hitters to fill in for Carlson. It was early Wednesday, Jul 6, that news pennyless of Carlson suing Ailes for passionate nuisance only days after a death of her final agreement with a network.
The record is not a high for a 2 p.m. time container — distant from it — though it does mount as a best given Carslon initial changed into a hour in Sep 2013. Now on a atmosphere though Carlson for dual weeks, The Real Story is improved: 18 percent among sum viewers and 20 percent in a pivotal demo compared with a 2016 normal when she was during a desk.
These new numbers positively lend some faith to Ailes’ open avowal that Carlson was dismissed for pulling “disappointingly low ratings.” Carlson’s counsel shot behind that The Real Story was adult for a year — but, as The Hollywood Reporter posted final week, ratings are overwhelmingly softened opposite a wire news landscape interjection to a presidential election. (FNC’s Howard Kurtz laid into Carlson’s ratings during Sunday’s part of MediaBuzz.)
However softened a ratings, a liaison around a lawsuit is not going anywhere. These good numbers come as more women come brazen with allegations of passionate harassment and stream FNC talent pronounce publicly on Ailes’ behalf.