Tucker Carlson, Fox News host and Daily Caller co-founder, just announced on Wednesday he’s expanding his empire to add a new show called “Tucker Carlson Today” as the success of his career continues to skyrocket.
“We spent years telling you that the left is trying to silence you and free speech is at stake. Well, the last three months have proved that right … not to brag,” Carlson said on Wednesday. “Freedom of speech has never been under attack like it is now.”
Carlson noted his current one-hour daily show on Fox News doesn’t allow enough time to cover all the topic he would like. Instead, his new program will offer extended interviews and commentary on the issues of the day.
The partnership with Fox Nation will feature “in-depth, unfiltered conversations with the people shaping America’s future.” The program begins Mar. 29, airing new episodes every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Carlson added, “This is my twelfth year at FOX News and I’ve never been more grateful to be here. As other media outlets fall silent or fall in line, FOX News Media’s management has redoubled its commitment to honesty and freedom of speech. I consider that heroic at a time like this.”
Viewers will need to subscribe to Fox Nation, the network’s streaming service, to view programs. Fox Nation initially launched as a streaming hub for serious Fox fans, now shifting to lifestyle programming, including cooking shows, travel programming and even scripted Christmas movies.
The announcement follows the news that Tucker Carlson Tonight was the highest-rated cable news show in history.
According to Nielsen Media Research, the program averaged 3.6 million viewers last month, and 653,000 in the younger Adults 25-54 demo, topping both CNN and MSNBC by double-digits in overall viewers. Recently, the show notched the highest-rated monthly viewership of any cable news program in history, with 5.4 million viewers.
Carlson’s popularity will continue to extend as he engages more people in new ways via his program on Fox Nation. His announcement reaffirms the network’s commitment to Carlson and those who appreciate his conservative take on today’s news.