Former Fox Host Eric Bolling Claims Fox News is ‘Nervous’ About Plummeting Ratings

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Former Fox News star Eric Bolling pulled back the curtain on what’s really going on at Fox News during an appearance at Turning Point USA’s Student Action Summit.

Bolling claimed that staffers at the network are deeply worried by the network’s recent massive drop in ratings and the rise of pro-Trump competitors like Newsmax and OAN.

As The Daily Wire reports:

“Here’s what happened guys, let’s be honest with you… on November 3rd — Fox declared Biden the winner in Arizona. MAGA-world went ballistic, they said ‘I’m not watching Fox News,’ they switched over and they looked and they found Newsmax,” Bolling said.

Bolling then sparked rapturous applause among the TPUSA event attendees when he said that “Fox lost about 40% of their audience. 40%. That’s a big number.” In recent weeks, Fox has disputed such claims, pointing out that while some programs have dropped a third of their viewers since election night, they still still atop the cable news ratings.

Bolling then continued to discuss those who remain at Fox News who are concerned by the growing popularity of competitors such as Newsmax and OAN.

“I have friends still there that say they are very, very nervous about it, they’re sucking wind on it and they don’t know how to turn it around.”

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Tom
Tom
4 months ago

Screw FOX. Once you lie you will never be trusted again.

L Scott
L Scott
2 months ago
Reply to  Tom

You sold out, you turned liberal, so you pay the price for losing conservative viewers. It’s you who jumped ship on us. You lied to us all!!!! What do you expect?

Ralph Kramden
Ralph Kramden
4 months ago

Fox has been abused by democraps for as long as they have existed, so they joined the democraps. Their viewers noticed the changes and bailed out on FOX. The viewers could get the same lies and brainwashing from CNN, SeeBS, NBC, ABC etc., and the viewers just want to know the facts, WITHOUT EDITORIAL OPINION, i.e.lies and brainwashing.
Is it any wonder the viewers have bailed out on them.

Harley Rowe
Harley Rowe
4 months ago
Reply to  Ralph Kramden

SeeBS!! Now that is a darn good one to remember.

Randy
Randy
4 months ago

I quit watching Fox on election night and never went back. I now watch Newsmax religiously each night as I used to do with Fox. I have sensed that Fox was going left for some time and election night proved it for me. Having one of the brother’s wives celebrate Trump’s loss was icing on the cake. Tucker Carlson’s rants on the election finished the job. Hannity – good luck because you are in a minority of one at Fox.

Grace Abbott
Grace Abbott
4 months ago

Glad to see you Eric Bolling, always enjoyed watching you. I stopped watching Fox, which had always been my favorite channel. The the negative remarks by certain hosts for the last 4 years about President Trump. Juan Williams, then they hired a corrupt Donna Brazille, Chris Mathews, Neil Cavuto, It just kept going. President Trump has been the best President in years. Yet they did not show any respect for him. There are more that has gone so liberal, we started looking for a more conservative station. The got rid of so many hosts we liked. I still watch Fox&Friends, Tucker, Hannity, Greg Gutfield. The early announcement was minor compared to the years of negative feelings about our President that at least deserves our respect!

ANT-NEE
ANT-NEE
4 months ago
Reply to  Grace Abbott

I TOO DROPPED FOX FOR THE MOST PART. I STILL WILL WATCH HANNITY, MARIA, LOU DOBBS, TUCKER. I WATCH NEWSMAX AND OAN.I WAS LIKED YOU ERIC. DUCEY AND KILMEADE DISAPPOINTING. LELAND AND JUAN ARE A-HOLES ALONG WITH DONNA B.

Bill
Bill
4 months ago
Reply to  ANT-NEE

I do not watch FOX anymore, to include Tucker, who I liked.

Kenneth Barr
Kenneth Barr
4 months ago
Reply to  ANT-NEE

And Wallace!!

Harley Rowe
Harley Rowe
4 months ago
Reply to  Grace Abbott

Don’t forget crying Boehner’s clone Paul Ryan, so TDS antiTrump his mouth foams when he speaks! What a once wunderkind rising tea party star who totally let us down in the House, now in corporate Fox sleeze with Dumb Donna B.

Renee
Renee
4 months ago

I dropped as soon as I heard them speak of Arizona! I never did trust Martha and Brett! I saw their manipulation and disrespect of our Presiden!

don
don
7 days ago
Reply to  Renee

your president not ours

Renee
Renee
4 months ago

And Juan and Chris and Donna what a joke these people are!!! Fox is in the toilet!

connie
connie
4 months ago
Reply to  Renee

Amen these people are crap. Juan has been fired from every job he has had in the news media why would anyone want to watch a know nothing black RACIST, the other two Chris and Donna are useless pieces of S*** that need to be silenced also.

Bill
Bill
4 months ago
Reply to  Renee

and can stay there.

don
don
7 days ago
Reply to  Renee

say hi to them

Carl
Carl
4 months ago

The change was Very obvious.I changed

jimmy w
4 months ago
Reply to  Carl

I have couple favorites Greg and Kilmeade, can’t stand Chris,Donna juan, Brett,

connie
connie
4 months ago

FOX joined the rest of the media moguls by teaming up with then during the elections. They should now go belly up and have to disband. It deserves them right now maybe we can get rid of all those sports FOX channels and get something worth watching their News is crap so why would you watch their sports either.

OldestSeaDog
OldestSeaDog
4 months ago

All I can say about this subject matter is:
FOX NEWS IS DEAD…at least to me it is…

Mark
Mark
4 months ago

The channel has been going downhill since Murdoch sons, Who are liberals, took over! When you insult your base this is what happens!

Bernie 99
Bernie 99
4 months ago

If you want to change to be just another Democrat mouthpiece you are going to be at the bottom of everybody’s list. Bye bye.

NotMe
NotMe
4 months ago

I too stopped watching Fox, after election night. I’ll go back when they fire Paul Rhino and offer an apology to their viewers.

provobis
provobis
4 months ago

They “don’t know how to turn it around?” I’ve been telling real conservatives at Fox for years to “watch your back”. In other words, YOU CAN’T TURN IT AROUND! Fox was never on a American Conservative page, always in it for the ratings and now competing with the drive by media full steam ahead, and damn the conservatives.
Nothing more needs be said

Harley Rowe
Harley Rowe
4 months ago

Stinchfield, Chris Salcedo, etc are sooo much better than the crap from Fox now. Never go back, aside from Lou Dobbs, and Hannity and Judge Jeanine.

Gerald Leach
Gerald Leach
4 months ago

Fox is dead. They just don’t realize it yet. Newsmax will replace Fox in five years or less. The more the former Fox viewers try Newsmax, the faster it will spread that Newsmax is far superior to Fox. I haven’t watch one minute of Fox since the election, and I don’t miss it. Fox is definitely dead.

Bill
Bill
4 months ago

ONLY WAY TO REGAIN THEIR POPULARITY IS TO DUMP THE YOUNG MURDOCH OR MURDOCH’S THAT ARE AFFLICTED WITH LIBERALISM. . .THERE IS NO VACCINE OR OTHER TREATMENT OTHER THAN TRUTH TO CLEANSE YHE PROBLEM

Tom Thumb
Tom Thumb
4 months ago

Of course Bolling is right, we all know it. Just today, I saw Ducey giving air time to John Osshoff, the Georgia Democrat. He gave him plenty of time to spew his left wing socialist ideas. I have been watching both OAN and NewsMax. Hope FOX enjoys committing Hari Kari.

Larry Larson
Larry Larson
4 months ago

If they ain’t, they oughta be.

Kenneth Barr
Kenneth Barr
4 months ago

I know exactly what you can do to “Start turning it around “, get rid of Wallace!!!!! Then Maybe I might try your now worthless station again, but I will Not watch Fox until he is gone!!

Kenneth Barr
Kenneth Barr
4 months ago

Flush Wallace & Juan and maybe I will return watching Fox!!!!

Maggietish
Maggietish
4 months ago

If Fox had not betrayed this nation and the American people and instead chose to become part of the corrupt lying biased fake news media they would have nothing to worry about. With you exceptions they were in constant attack mode against President Trump, his supporters and his family just like CNN and MSNBC, New York Times, Washington post, etc. Fox showed their true colors on election night when they chose to call the election when there wasn’t any stats and proof backing them up for what they were claiming. The only people I watch on Fox are Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham and Judge Jeanine Pirro.

RANDALL ANDERSON
RANDALL ANDERSON
4 months ago

It goes beyond the Election, which was like the ‘last straw’. Why? Because we get tired of the worthless babble from DemTards like Williams, Harf, Hahn, Marsh etc…their knowledge is so damn limited and they are nothing but puppets for the DNC. Do they not watch the news on their own channel – FOX? They repeat CNN talking points. I switch the channel when they open their mouths.

LES
LES
4 months ago

Fox completely forgot what made them great . . . . Had they done their homework they’d have learned that the MSM is fighting to keep their heads above water in the “news” department and it is only a handful of their entertainment shows that is keeping them in business . . . “YES” to the growing success of alternative NEWS stations like Newsmax and Glenn Beck’s The Blaze!!!

Thomas Bodine
Thomas Bodine
4 months ago

This entire thing is the work of the Murdock children and started with the removal of Bill O’Reilly, gotta love the flaming leftist mentality.

Deb
Deb
4 months ago

You should be worried, VERY worried Fox.
First big mistake was putting Paul Ryan on your BOD.

Mary M Cunningham
Mary M Cunningham
4 months ago

I always feel Wallace dislikes Trump supporters. If he is on I go elsewhere. The Fair and balanced news is showing more of an indoctrination of the left than I like. Now I listen to presenters I like and turn off when I am being lectured to.

Camille
4 months ago

If Fox wants to survive they had better get rid of the Demonrats, Like Murdock’s son and Paul Ryan, they are causing big problems.

Mike
Mike
4 months ago

Well said Tom fox is dead with many patriots who love america

Redeemed
Redeemed
4 months ago

The Marxist left are forcing their will on America in spite of the votes of we the people. Fox is just one of the many examples.
Where is the rage of our elected representatives to stand against election fraud? If they force their will over the Americans who voted by a landslide for President Trump, then we no longer live in a free Republic and America is gone!

Original Anna
Original Anna
4 months ago

Their democrat guests are always screaming things like Tump lies, lies, lies and nobody stops them as they don’t say anything else. What the heck, I can watch the other democrat networks to get that crap. I like Tucker, Hannity, Laura, Greg, and Watters but sometimes, I will turn off a guest and turn back. There are hosts that take over when a host is off for a few days and maybe they should replace those democrats in the afternoon, etc. And if FOX kicks off Judge Jeanine one more time because they don’t like what she says I am off. Oh I like the bald guy with the accent and the one who interviews guests sitting chairs in a living room atmosphere and I know I am missing some good hosts and good guests that do answer back, maybe they should have their own show..

Len Collings
Len Collings
4 months ago

Viewers want a conservative network. We can get the same lies and brainwash
BS from CNN, MsnbcBS, NBC, ABC etc., and the viewers just want to know the facts… not, i.e.lies and bullchit brainwashing.

don
don
7 days ago

that is why he is not with fox , just another liberal loon