Tucker Carlson had more views on his first Twitter monologue on Wednesday than all cable news shows for the entire day combined.
On Twitter, Tucker had 72.7 million views.
All of the cable news shows combined had 53.1 million views.
Tucker Carlson Had More Views on His First Twitter Monologue on Wednesday Than All Cable News Shows For the Entire Day COMBINED
Tucker on Twitter: 72.7M
Cable News Combined: 53.1M@TuckerCarlson @elonmusk pic.twitter.com/YFZy0iGVl2
— Chief Nerd (@TheChiefNerd) April 28, 2023
The numbers don’t lie so the question turns to Rupert Murdoch’s mental state.
Multiple media reports claim he is slipping and losing his touch.
But while Murdoch makes an uncharacteristic blunder, his competition is fighting to sign Carlson.
Elon Musk, who is starting to pay creators at Twitter, responded to the amazing sweep by Carlson with: “Wow.”
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 28, 2023
Will Musk join Newsmax and OANN in the race to sign Carlson? The price will be high.
OANN offered Carlson a $25 million-per-year deal.
Meanwhile, Newsmax is reportedly offering Tucker the ability to run the entire network.
TMZ is reporting that Newsmax is making a run at the former top-rated cable TV host.
Newsmax wants Carlson to do a primetime show but also program the entire network’s schedule.
According to TMZ: “Sources with direct knowledge tell TMZ … the news channel is doing everything it can to sweeten the deal for Tucker to come on board — including floating the idea of letting him program the whole channel, not just his own show.
“That would be a pretty enticing deal point … in addition to having his own primetime show, Tucker would have a say over what shows lead into and out of his show, which can be key in achieving bigger TV ratings.”
Newsmax Beating Down Tucker Carlson’s Door, Wants Him to Run Entire Channel https://t.co/5KxtvR4qTE
— TMZ (@TMZ) April 28, 2023
OANN is on record with its offer to Tucker for $25 million per year.
Fox News was paying him $20 million per year.
But according to OANN host Dan Ball, Tucker snubbed the network.
“Mr. Herring did make a substantial offer, which would be several million more than Fox paid, to my chagrin cause I don’t make that, but anyway, it’s Tucker,” Ball said.
“This isn’t about me.
“So, the offer’s on the table.
“We know Tucker’s in Florida vacationing with the family — wish him the best, hanging out.
“But, yeah — if he’d like to entertain the offer, our founder and boss man would love to have a chat with him.
“So, nothing’s in the works, nothing’s happening but the offer has been extended.
“I don’t think he’s even responded.
“It would be great if we could get Tucker! I might give him around $25 million,” OAN CEO and founder Robert Herring said earlier.
“And he would be well worth that!”
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