In the aftermath of the Left's campaign against Fox News host Laura Ingraham, it appears that her ratings have gone way up. In fact, according to reports, her ratings have gone up by more than 20% compared to before the controversy began.
LifeSite News reports that a boycott of Ingraham's advertisers began on March 29. This happened after Ingraham tweeted about Parkland high school anti-gun activist David Hogg, and despite Ingraham's swift apology for the tweet, the boycott continued.
By Friday, April 13, a total of 27 companies announced that they would be pulling advertising from her show. Of the 27 companies who made this announcement, only one company claimed that it would resume its sponsorship of the Ingraham Angle, claiming that they had "incomplete" information when announcing their initial withdrawal.
But this doesn't mean that viewers have decided to stop watching. Reports suggest that viewers are actually tuning it more frequently. LifeSite reports that before the controversy, a total of 2.23 million people tuned into Ingraham's show. In contrast, during the week of April 9, the Fox News host's viewership leaped up 20% on Monday through Thursday alone.
The Washington Times reports that on Friday, the Ingraham Angle was able to dominate ratings. The program had a rating high and was actually the number 1 cable news show.
On top of receiving increased press as a result of this recent controversy, many people are likely tuning in to hear a dissenting view on the Syrian war. Ingraham, along with her Fox News colleague Tucker Carlson, has been outspoken critics of President Trump's intervention in Syria in the aftermath of the regime's alleged use of chemical weapons.
According to the Daily Caller, Ingraham spent one of her recent shows battling with a former Trump administration official, Sebastian Gorka, over the necessity of air strikes in Syria. Ingraham laughed on air at Gorka for claiming that the strikes were constitutional and in accordance with the spirit of America's "founding documents."
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