By now you’ve heard the wild conspiracy theories coming out of Fox News. The hysterical claims about how they racked up a healthy amount of viewers last week. Embarrassing. Hell, they probably also think Joe Biden received more votes than Donald Trump in the 2020 election.
While it might be painful for folks over at FNC, the truth is as follows:
There is NO evidence of widespread viewership at Fox News. None.
Sure, Neil Cavuto claims that while he was on the phone with his Aunt, he overheard her watching Fox News Sunday. But that’s not widespread proof.
And perhaps you heard Martha MacCallum’s yarn about how she tried to DVR the Disney classic, The Fox And The Hound, but it accidentally recorded Fox And Friends. Even if that were true, it still wouldn’t be enough to overturn the fact that no one watched her network.
The FNC crew is going to have to come to grips with the reality that Newsmax and OAN cleaned up in the ratings last week. Every viewer was counted. And try as he might, no amount of smirks from Chris Wallace can change that.
Update: Fox News is now claiming there was a huge glitch in the cable boxes that prevented a proper tabulation of their viewers.