(UnitedVoice.com) – Fox News canceled Tucker Carlson’s show less than two months ago, but he remains under contract. That hasn’t stopped the television star from moving on. Recently, he dropped his new show over objections from the cable news giant.
On June 6, Carlson posted the first episode of “Tucker on Twitter.” The next day, Axios reported Fox News notified the host’s attorneys that he was in violation of his contract. The notification set the foundation for a possible lawsuit from Rupert Murdoch’s empire.
Carlson’s lawyer, Bryan Freedman, contended any legal claim by the television network would violate the star’s First Amendment rights. The attorney claimed Carlson was just using “social media to share his thoughts on current events.”
Two days after the show’s first episode, the former Fox News host published another installment. Carlson accused former President Barack Obama of having a “strange and highly creepy personal life.” He didn’t explain what he meant by the remark but went on to discuss taboos in America.
By June 12, the first episode of Carlson’s new show had more than 114 million views, and the second one had over 54 million views.
Neither Fox News nor Carlson has ever explained why the host’s highly successful television show was canceled. There’s speculation that his ouster was the result of the Dominion lawsuit settlement that cost the network almost $1 billion. He was number one in the ratings when the network pulled the plug.
Since the split, Fox News’ ratings have plummeted. In May, they averaged 1.42 million primetime viewers, a 37% drop from the previous year. The 25-54 demo averaged 135,000 viewers, down 62% from 2022. Carlson’s show averaged over 3 million viewers in March, his last full month on air.
The next episode of Carlson’s show is expected to air on Twitter on Tuesday, June 13. He’s going to respond to former President Donald Trump’s federal indictment.
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