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Posted by on Jun 25, 2005 in At TMV | 0 comments

Tucker Carlson’s Audience Shrinks More Than Preparation H

Former CNN Crossfire host Tucker Carlson’s new MSNBC show is not only apparently in search of an audience but losing the thimble-full audience it has.

TV Newswer reports:

“The Situation” dipped to its lowest ratings point on Wednesday night, averaging 148,000 viewers, and scratching in the 25-54 demo with 39,000. A story about Tucker Carlson’s MSNBC ratings could be approached from two directions: “No one wants to watch The Situation!” or “Carlson isn’t going to find an audience overnight.”

It notes the trend:

June 13: 452,000 / 177,000

June 14: 231,000 / 87,000

June 15: 198,000 / 77,000

June 16: 202,000 / 79,000

June 17: 172,000 / 89,000

June 20: 194,000 / 92,000

June 21: 172,000 / 52,000

June 22: 148,000 / 39,000

The situation for MSNBC is that the situation sucks.

Some MSNBC bigwigs probably want to strangle Carlson with his tie — except they can’t (it’s a bow tie).

TUCKER: Offending Don Imus when your show debuted wasn’t the wisest idea in the world. Do you think you could attract a bigger audience if you moved to public access?