Kayleigh McEnany will assume Tucker Carlson's prime-time slot this week

 May 5, 2023

Beginning on May 8, Fox News presenter Kayleigh McEnany will fill in for Tucker Carlson for one week.

McEnany is the first substitute female presenter since Carlson was fired. Fox & Friends co-host Brian Kilmeade was the first replacement during the first week without Tucker Carlson, followed by Cross Country co-host Lawrence Jones.

McEnany is one of the three presenters on Outnumbered and served as press secretary for President Donald Trump's administration, according to The Washington Examiner.

The Host's Response

"I am honored to share that I will be hosting Fox News Tonight on at 8 pm ET all next week (5/8-5/12)! Set your DVR," McEnany tweeted Thursday. "Please join me next week as we dig into the state of politics, media, culture, and faith in America!"

After nearly six years as the network's second-most popular program, the network revealed that Carlson will be leaving the show. Carlson provided his reaction to the news in the form of a video that has since had 16.5 million views, with 1.8 million people watching it within the first hour that it was released.

This was around an hour before the start of his old program, which was referenced in a tweet that has received 53.5 million views. On the other hand, when Kilmeade filled in for Carlson on Fox News that night, the network attracted slightly more than 1.7 million viewers.

Statistics Since Carlson's Departure

According to the figures provided by cable news outlets, Carlson had attracted 3.3 million people over the course of the eight prior Mondays. However, viewership for the previous night was down 21%.

The ratings data indicated that McEnany's program Outnumbered attracted 1.89 million total viewers in compared to CNN's 650,000 and MSNBC's 699,000 total viewers for the weekday 12:00 time slot in the lead-up to the midterm elections.

Outnumbered also outperformed its competitors in the important demographic of adults aged 25 to 54 years old, getting 252,000 viewers compared to 151,000 for CNN and 60,000 for MSNBC.

Nielsen Ratings that were obtained by the Washington Examiner, Fox News continued to attract the most viewers across all networks during Carlson's previous time slot, with 1,464,000.

This was more than twice as many people as CNN, which had 622,000 viewers during the same hour, and over 200,000 more viewers than the network that was ranked second, MSNBC.

According to the figures compiled for cable news programs over the course of the preceding eight Mondays, the hour-long program attracted 3.3 million viewers when Tucker Carlson was still hosting it.

According to recent reports, Carlson is mulling about the possibility of moderating his own Republican primary debate in advance of the presidential race in 2024.

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