Tucker Carlson Replaces Megyn Kelly at Fox

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Tucker Carlson, the host of ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight,’ will be moving into Fox News’ 9:00 p.m. time slot, replacing Megyn Kelly’s ‘The Kelly File.’

Carlson’s extremely popular show will move to 9:00 p.m. and Martha MacCallum will fill Carlson’s current 7:00 p.m. spot with her new show ‘The First 100 Days,’ based on President-elect Trump’s administration.

It was announced on Tuesday that Megyn Kelly is leaving Fox and moving to NBC. Her last day to host ‘The Kelly File’ will be Friday, Dec. 6th.

Tucker Carlson is a 47-year-old Californian who hosted programs on CNN (Crossfire) and MSNBC (Tucker) before leaving to become a contributor at Fox News in 2009.

According to the Nielsen Media Research, ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’ frequently rates in the top three among all cable news programs, often beating ‘The Kelly File,’ despite the show’s better time slot.

Fox News’ executive chairman Rupert Murdoch said, “In less than two months, Tucker has taken cable news by storm with his spirited interviews and consistently strong performance. Viewers have overwhelmingly responded to the show and we look forward to him being a part of Fox News’ powerful primetime line-up.”

In November, Carlson’s ratings were 40 percent higher than Greta Van Susteren’s show, ‘On The Record,’ which had the same 7:oo p.m. time spot in the same period one year prior, in 2015.

H/T: The Hill

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