A report published over the weekend cited internal sources at Fox News claiming to know which current network host has the “inside track” to take over Tucker Carlson’s primetime slot.
Two sources with the cable news network who spoke to the outlet 19FortyFive revealed that Laura Ingraham is likely to replace Carlson at 8 pm EDT. Currently, Ingraham hosts a show at 10 pm EDT, so the move to Carlson’s slot would give her much more opportunity to draw in more viewers.
The outlet adds:
While Ingraham seems, at least for now, the leading candidate to fill 8 pm, there are other options.
Sean Hannity could also make a move into the prime 8 pm slot and would be a major contender for the spot, although he seems very comfortable at 9 pm. It is also possible that Jessie Watters could relocate from 7 pm to 8 pm – with an hour of news coming after Special Report with Brett Baier. A long shot would be to move the popular 6 pm news program to 7 pm and move around more talent and shows.
There is always also the possibility that Shannon Bream, who has filled in for Baier and is now the host of Fox News Sunday, could get the 7 pm or 10 pm slot in such a shuffle of in-house talent and make more moves.
For New, though, Fox News has lost its perch atop the cable news industry after executives decided to take top host Carlson off the air, and now they have to figure out how to deal with it.
Lachlan Murdoch, the CEO of Fox Corporation, announced on Tuesday that the network will not change its primetime strategy following the removal of Carlson.
During a Tuesday earnings call, Lachlan Murdoch, the CEO of Fox Corporation, stated that the network’s primetime strategy would not change following the unexpected departure of Tucker Carlson, who hosted “Tucker Carlson Tonight” for seven years and became a prominent figure in the conservative movement, the Daily Wire reported.
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