LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - These should be halcyon days for Fox News Channel: Its outsize ratings have been growing even more in the wake of the public’s fascination with the all-encompassing news cycle revolving around President Donald Trump. A primetime transition from the popular Megyn Kelly to the stalwart Tucker Carlson has taken place without a hitch or hiccup. Indeed, the network’s viewership among the audience advertisers want mos, people between 25 and 54, soared in the first quarter - rising 30% over the year-earlier period.
And yet, the network - the financial engine of its parent, 21st Century Fox - continues to find itself enmeshed in troubling disclosures of behind-the-scenes behavior that could have larger ramifications.
The latest revelation: On Saturday, The New York Times reported that five women have received payments coming to about $13 million in exchange for agreeing not to pursue litigation or speak about Continue reading "Fox News’ Growing Challenge: High Ratings Vie With Troubling Disclosures"