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The country is incredibly divided right now, and cable news is a reflection of that.
Is there a more polarizing cable news station than Fox News? Its diehard viewers are fiercely loyal. Its detractors compare the network to state-run TV and call it a mouthpiece for President Donald Trump and the Republican party. Nobody is in the middle with Fox News. No one is ambivalent.
But there’s no question that it’s immensely popular, and the past few months have proven that more than ever.
The best example of that? The second quarter of 2020 produced the most prolific numbers in the history of the network — not only in primetime, but in daytime, too.
And now for the biggest news of all: Tucker Carlson’s show (“Tucker Carlson Tonight”) not only had the highest-rated quarter, it had the best viewership numbers in the history of cable news.
To be clear, “Tucker Carlson Tonight” now holds the distinction of being the most-watched show in cable news history.
During the quarter, Carlson’s show drew 4.331 million viewers, according to Nielsen Media Research. That breaks …
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