Demand to ‘fire’ Tucker Carlson completely backfires on boycotters

Fox News host Tucker Carlson might have infuriated some of the more politically correct with the comments dredged up from his past, but his fan base seems to be alive, well and intact, according to recent Nielsen numbers.

Carlson was in hot water after recordings of comments made during radio interviews that many considered to be offensive to women and minorities were circulated by a left-leaning media organization.

The Fox host, however, does not seem to have suffered, according to The Wrap who reported that his numbers are up eight percent.

“’Tucker Carlson Tonight’ averaged 3 million total viewers last week, with 517,000 of them coming from the key adults 15-54 demographic,” The Wrap reported. “Those Nielsen numbers were up 7 percent and 8 percent, respectively, from the prior week — and they also easily beat MSNBC’s “All In With Chris Hayes” (1.8 million and 298,000) and CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360” (1 million and 269,000).”

The report went on to say that the entire Fox News network had “had another big week in terms of viewership.”

“Across primetime, which for Fox is a Carlson/Sean Hannity/Laura Ingraham lineup, FNC averaged 2.387 million total viewers, with 401,000 in the 25-54 demo. March 11 through March 17 marked nine straight weeks for Fox as the No. 1 cable network.”

Carlson has been experiencing some unpleasantness with advertisers, thanks to the recent controversy surrounding both the popular anchors according to The Hill:

SHEEX, a bedding and sleepwear company, said Tuesday it will no longer be advertising during fellow Fox host Jeanine Pirro’s show, according to The Hill.

“Our advertising placement should never be construed as an endorsement of the views of any individual, program content, or network,” the company said.

“However, due to the inappropriate statements of Tucker Carlson that have recently come to light, SHEEX has made the decision to cease advertising on his television program, Tucker Carlson Tonight,” the company added.