Watch CNN's Oliver Darcy explain Fox News’ “noticeably” lower ratings

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Citation From the April 25, 2023, edition of CNN's The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer

WOLF BLITZER: Oliver -- what? It's been more than 24 hours now and we still haven't heard Tucker Carlson's side of the story, have we?

OLIVER DARCY: More than 24 hours, Wolf, and we haven't heard a word from Tucker Carlson. His firing from Fox News -- his shock firing -- still very much remains enshrined in mystery.

But what's not a mystery is that Fox News viewers are -- to some extent, at least last night -- reacting. The ratings in the 8:00 p.m. hour, which he had hosted for the past several years, they noticeably softened. I mean, it was still the highest rated hour by a smidgen over on Fox News, but much softer than when Tucker Carlson hosted that hour.

And notably, Fox News' smaller rival in right-wing talk television, Newsmax -- they saw a very big boost in their viewership. So, it looks like some of Tucker Carlson's fan base may have migrated over to that channel and sampled some of their programming over there.