Last night’s program drew 2.895 million viewers, with 495,000 of those coming from the key adults 25-54 demographic.
Versus last Monday (2.862 million) and the same night last year (2.791 million), Carlson’s latest episode ticked up in total viewers.
“Fox News is behind us, as they have been since the very first day. Toughness is a rare quality at a TV network, and we are grateful for that,” Carlson said, addressing the online boycotts against him, during Monday’s show. “We will never bow to the mob, ever, no matter what.”
Carlson is the host of cable news’ No. 2 show, sitting just behind fellow Fox News program “Hannity,” which airs after his. That means Carlson owns his 8 p.m. hour among direct competition, and that claim holds true for both total viewers and among adults 25-54, which is the key demographic for companies advertising on news programming.
We can extrapolate that even further: Carlson has the most-watched show at 8 p.m. in all of cable, including the ESPNs and HGTVs of the world. Among his main demo, Carlson currently ranks below ESPN and USA Network.
For 2019 to-date, Carlson episodes are averaging 2.937 million total viewers per episode, with 525,000 of those coming from the main demo.