“Tucker Carlson has, in a country of 326 million people – we have grown, he has 3 million listeners. So it’s 30 to 40 million versus 3 million. He’s almost irrelevant if you think about it,” Behar alleged. “And I think maybe that’s the way to go with him. Just ignore him. Every time we talk about him, every time the media gives him air time, he gets bigger and bigger.”
Joy Behar: “Tucker Carlson has, in a country of 326 million people, he has 3 million listeners … he’s almost irrelevant.” pic.twitter.com/SYPQp633d4
— Washington Free Beacon (@FreeBeacon) May 17, 2022
The problem with Behar’s rant is that it ignores/overlooks a couple of things, the primary one being that his critics can’t have it both ways. He’s either the cause of all the hate in America and needs to be canceled or he’s “almost irrelevant.” Pick one and stick with it:
Tucker is so irrelevant there’s a systematic daily smear campaign to get him de-platformed and thrown off the air.
— Julia G. (@JuliaGulia80920) May 17, 2022
Secondly, if Carlson’s nightly numbers make him “almost irrelevant,” what does that make “The View,” whose numbers are about 1 million lower on any given day of the week?
For the year 2021, Carlson averaged 3.214 million viewers each night. Not everybody has cable, but Carlson also has more than five million followers on Twitter.
During that same time period in April, on the other hand, The View had an average of 2.214 million viewers per day. Data indicates that The View has had similar numbers measured at other times over the past year as well. As for social media, The View does not even have one million followers on Twitter. Its official Twitter account has 887,843 followers. Behar has slightly more than one million followers.