The Wall Street Journal: Despite upheaval, Fox News fights off MSNBC challenge to stay No. 1

When Tucker Carlson was getting ready to take over as Bill O’Reilly’s replacement at Fox News this spring, he said network boss and 21st Century Fox FOX, +0.15% Executive Chairman Rupert Murdoch told him, “relax and enjoy yourself.”

Relaxation and enjoyment may have been in short supply inside the halls of Fox News over the past year. Turmoil from sexual-harassment scandals led to the exits of the network’s two top executives, Roger Ailes and Bill Shine, and its biggest star, O’Reilly. It raised the prospect among media observers that Fox News’s 15-year run of dominance in cable news could be in jeopardy.

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