Was anyone surprised when Chris Wallace left Fox News to be with CNN?
If anything, I was left wondering, “Why didn’t that happen sooner?”
Well, Fox News must be thinking the same thing now that their ratings have skyrocketed.
Without Chris Wallace, Fox News Sunday viewership is at its highest level.
'Fox News Sunday' Yet to Feel Impact of Chris Wallace's Departure, Sees Highest Rated Show in a Year. I refused to watch the Commie Wallace. Ratings had been dropping as he sucked up to radical Dem guests https://t.co/kgiOtMfdxR
— Deborah Hostetter (@HostetterGmail) January 29, 2022
This shouldn’t be a surprise.
Fox News Sunday ratings were getting lower and lower.
It used to be the most watched Sunday program.
But when Chris Wallace revealed himself to be an apparent Never Trumper, the ratings tanked and never recovered.
Fox News is bleeding ratings and Chris Wallace is salt in the wound.
— Carmine Sabia 🇺🇸 🇮🇱 (@CarmineSabia) December 6, 2020
Chris Wallace's decision to leave Fox News for CNN is a real head scratcher. I know he's a hardcore lib, but even still, you'll get better ratings at Fox, sad as they are. Look at Shep Smith and Megyn Kelly. Both careers tanked. Now they're invisible. Same will happen to Chris.
— LivePDDave 🇺🇸 (@LivePDDave1) December 18, 2021
It turns out the problem wasn’t Fox.
The problem was Chris.
Now that he’s gone, the ratings have skyrocketed.
Fox News’ Sunday morning show, “Fox News Sunday,” has not suffered a decline in the ratings since former anchor Chris Wallace announced his departure for CNN’s streaming service.
The program even saw a rise in ratings, with the Jan. 23 broadcast raking in the most total viewers and the most viewers aged 25-54 the show has seen since Jan. 24, 2021.
According to Nielsen Media Research, the Jan. 23 episode of the show hosted by “Fox News at Night” anchor Shannon Bream saw a rating increase of 27 percent in the 25-54 demo and a 21 percent rise in total viewers over Wallace’s last show on Dec. 12, 2021.
The Jan. 23 show delivered 1,352,000 viewers and 343,000 viewers in the 25-54 demo during the 9 a.m. broadcast. With the cable repeats included, Sunday’s show had a total of 1,404,000 viewers and 237,000 with the 25-54 demo.
Bream’s broadcast on Sunday featured Republican South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem talking about her state’s efforts to prohibit both abortion and biological males competing in girl’s sports, and former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo addressing his concerns about the conflict between Russia and Ukraine.
The uptick in ratings for “Fox News Sunday” comes despite the longtime journalist’s departure from Fox News seen among some media critics as a loss for the network.
This is yet another proven example of the saying, “Go woke, go broke.”
Will CNN’s ratings suffer now that Chris Wallace is with them?
Probably, but CNN’s ratings are so bad they they realistically won’t feel the difference anyways.
Chris Wallace's first show on CNN received the lowest ratings in cable news history.
— John D (@RedWingGrips) December 27, 2021
CNN’s ratings fell 78% in November…ohhhh but Chris Wallace joining CNN Plus will save them? 😂😂 No one has ever even heard of it!
I wish him the worst..
— 🇺🇸ProudArmyBrat (@leslibless) December 13, 2021
CNN is hoping Chris Wallace will help increase their ratings. Good luck with that.
— Ben Owen🇺🇸🇮🇱 (@hrkbenowen) December 12, 2021
This must be embarrassing news for Chris.
It turns out that all of CNN is suffering in the ratings.
In fact, CNN placed Jim Acosta in primetime to help the network stop bleeding viewers.
But it’s not working.
Fox News confirms:
Jim Acosta’s troubled foray this week into CNN’s primetime lineup included everything from disinformation to widely mocked hot takes, but the outspoken host’s saving grace could be that hardly anybody tuned in.
CNN has experimented with different options at 9 p.m. ET since it was forced to terminate Chris Cuomo last year. This week, it was Acosta’s turn to occupy the time slot with the network’s continuing special, “Democracy in Peril,” that failed to resonate with viewers.
Acosta averaged only 561,000 viewers through the first three episodes of his primetime audition, while Fox News’ time slot competition “Hannity” averaged 3 million viewers during the same period. Acosta’s primetime debut also shed viewers from the 774,000 that “Cuomo Prime Time” attracted during November before the liberal network canned its biggest star.
“Chris Cuomo was pompous but also entertaining. His replacement either needs to be animated or respected, neither of which is Acosta,” OutKick media columnist Bobby Burack told Fox News Digital.
Acosta emerged as a favorite to CNN when he was a White House reporter during the Trump administration who became known for bickering with Trump and multiple press secretaries, as well as offering liberal editorializing despite being billed as a straight-news reporter. He was removed from the White House beat and named “domestic correspondent” as President Biden took office, and he has since been a reliably liberal opinion host on weekends.
“CNN viewers may like Jim Acosta’s political views, but that doesn’t mean they like him,” Burack continued. “How could they? Acosta is a bitter man, who talks in clichés and cracks jokes only he finds funny.”
Of course, it’s not just the fact that Fox News is beating all the liberal networks.
It’s thanks to the conservative movement online that people are finally finding out the truth.
Independent journalists and investigative reporters are looking into what’s really going on in Washington DC.
And the American people aren’t liking what they’re seeing.