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Fri Jan 11, 2019, 05:23 PM

Tucker Carlson's Fox News Advertisers Haven't Returned

Fox News host Tucker Carlson, who has lost at least 26 corporate advertisers since he attracted widespread backlash for saying on his Dec. 13 primetime show that immigration makes America "dirtier," has not seen his sponsors return in the new year. On Thursday night, Carlson's show featured 19 ads, a low mark since the beginning of December.

In the month of January, Tucker Carlson Tonight has averaged 24 ads per episode (over seven shows), compared to an average of 36 ads in the seven shows leading up to his immigration monologue.

A Fox News spokesperson said in late December that "the channel usually has lighter ad during the holiday period between Christmas and the first few weeks of the New Year" and that "ad loads pick up towards the end of the month," though the post-holiday week of Jan. 7 has been Carlson's lowest to date (averaging 22 ads per show).

Carlson's show also lost a major advertiser this week when Red Lobster said on Monday that it would stop advertising, reversing course from the company's earlier decision to continue sponsoring the show and to decline to comment publicly about his remarks. Asked about the company's change in strategy, a spokesperson told The Hollywood Reporter, "We reserve the right to make changes to our purchases when the dialogue is no longer in line with our criteria."

https://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/news/tucker-carlsons-fox-news-advertisers-havent-returned/ar-BBS7zJD?li=BBnbfcL

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 05:58 PM

1. Boycotts can work

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 06:26 PM

3. OUR boycotts usually work

The Deplorables, not so much. Remember the Nike boycott? Smashing Keurig coffee machines that they'd already paid for?

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 06:23 PM

2. Womp womp

I'm sure Fox doesn't mind at all that they're saddled with another show in a plum time slot that can't pay for itself.

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