A Summer Of The Highest Highs And Lowest Lows For Fox News

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It’s been a summer of negative headlines for Fox News: high-profile sexual harassment allegations and lawsuits, leading to the ouster of longtime chairman Roger Ailes.

At the same time, the network’s numbers are better than ever. For the first time, it’s been the most-watched cable network for several months running, both during the day and in prime-time. However, those ratings are driven primarily by an older, white male, conservative audience.

Younger conservatives seem to be gravitating more toward digital platforms than cable networks.

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson talks with Derek Thompson, senior editor at The Atlantic, about what that means for Fox’s fortunes — and its future.

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Derek Thompson, senior editor at The Atlantic. He tweets @DKThomp.

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