Rupert Murdoch’s ‘Fatal Blow’ Deposition Won’t Harm Fox News: Viewers ‘Aren’t Going Anywhere’

Available to WrapPRO members

The conservative news channel topped ratings again in February — and all its hosts have to do to keep it that way is avoid the subject, experts tell TheWrap

Fox News hosts Dominion Rupert Murdoch
From left, Fox News Hosts Tucker Carlson, Jeanine Pirro, Sean Hannity and Maria Bartiromo (Getty Images)

News Corp. chairman Rupert Murdoch’s deposition in the Dominion Voting Systems case may have been a “fatal blow” to Fox’s legal position as the $1.6 billion defamation case nears trial, but Fox News’ viewership should stay intact as long as its popular hosts just find other things to talk about, lawyers and crisis PR experts told TheWrap. 

Fox News’ alleged journalistic misdeeds in covering the 2020 election might seem like a broken record at this point, but its loyal fans are the ones skipping the drama. The channel topped cable news ratings again in February, growing viewership by 7% over January.