Rupert Murdoch Calls Special Meeting as Fox News Ratings Falter

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May 17, 2017


Fox News executive chairman Rupert Murdoch held a company-wide meeting Wednesday amid internal turmoil at the network and threats to its ratings dominance from MSNBC.

According to Deadline, Murdoch is set to host two meetings at the network’s new studio, Studio F, where he will discuss both the company’s plans for a new newsroom and its overall direction and future. The meetings will reportedly be held in two shifts to accommodate all staff.

The meetings come as the network has been rocked by a series of sexual harassment and racial discrimination lawsuits in recent months, culminating in last month’s departure of star anchor and one-time cable news ratings king Bill O’Reilly.

Following O’Reilly’s departure, the network’s primetime schedule underwent perhaps its most significant reshuffling  in years, with Tucker Carlson taking over O’Reilly’s 8 p.m. time slot and the panel show The Five moving to 9 p.m.

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  1. I can’t say the drop in Fox’s ratings surprise me.

    Ever since Bill O’Reilly was let go I haven’t watched a single program on Fox.

    For years I would tune in to watch the O’Reilly Factor and I would usually stick around and watch some of the other programs such as Hannity.

    Since Bill’s departure I’ve lost interest not only in Fox but US politics in general.


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