At Fox News, popular host Greg Gutfeld continues to break benchmarks.
In May, Gutfeld announced a brand-new book, “The Five” and “Gutfeld!” are dominating cable news ratings, and his program will not be canceled despite the WGA writers’ strike affecting nearly every other nightly talk show on television.
Fox News remained the most-watched cable news network in May despite the repercussions of the April firing of former top presenter Tucker Carlson.
“The Five” was the highest-rated cable news program, with an average of 2.6 million total viewers and 267,000 demo viewers. His late-night comedy program “Gutfeld!” ranked among the top five cable news programs.
Below is a summary of the top five cable news programs in May, all of which are Fox News programs:
The Five – 2.63 million (276,000 in 25-54 demographic)
Jesse Watters Primetime – 2.14 million (194,000 demo)
Hannity – 1.91 million (178,000 demo)
Special Report with Bret Baier – 1.81 million (187,000 demo)
Gutfeld! – 1.65 million (224,000 demo)
The popular host announced the release of a new book titled “The King of Late Night” on July 25. The book describes how Gutfeld “destroyed the mainstream late-night landscape of heavyweights and became the host of the number one late night program on all of television.”
Due to the WGA Writers Strike, many scripted projects and late-night programs have been off the air for more than a week. However, not all late-night programs have been cancelled.
The popular late-night comedy program “Gutfeld!” hosted by Fox News’ Greg Gutfeld is still airing new episodes. Other late-night programs such as “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” and “The Daily Show” have ceased production due to the writers’ strike. Gutfeld and his staff are not WGA members, according to Deadline.
This year, Gutfeld! became the most popular late-night program in its time slot, surpassing other network offerings with predominantly liberal presenters.
Nielsen Media Research revealed that his Fox News began averaging 2.1 million viewers through 2022, as reported by the Washington Times.
“The size of that viewing audience bests both NBC’s ‘The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon’ and ABC’s ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ and also consistently trumps such cable rivals as Comedy Central’s ‘The Daily Show’ and HBO’s ‘Last Week Tonight’ and ‘Real Time With Bill Maher,’” the report said.
“The biggest late-night comedy show is not on ABC, NBC, CBS, or Fox,” opined Vox, a more liberal news source. Not broadcast on Comedy Central. Definitely not streaming. “It’s on Fox News and it’s called ‘Gutfeld!'”
As a co-host of both “The Five” and his late-night program “Gutfeld!”, Gutfeld continues to be the most dominant presence in cable news.
The book, titled “The King of Late Night,” will be published on July 25 and describes how Gutfeld “destroyed the mainstream late-night landscape of heavyweights and became the host of the number one late night program on all of television.”
In a separate report, it is stated that Gutfeld’s late-night program has generated record-breaking viewership for Fox News.
“The show replaced news program Fox News @ Night in April 2021, and has made double-digit gains on Fox since, with a 44 percent boost in total viewers and a 25 percent gain in the key 25-54 age demographic. Since its debut, Gutfeld! has averaged 1.9 million total viewers and 332,000 in the key demo. That audience has only grown from the debut: its first episode brought in about 1.7 million viewers total and 318,000 demo viewers — a strong showing that topped all of cable news at 11 p.m.,” Mediaite reported.
In terms of viewership, Gutfeld appears to be the undisputed top presenter at Fox News.
Last year, Forbes reported that Gutfeld! had become the second-most-watched late-night program on all of broadcast and cable.
“For July, it averaged 2 million viewers — and 326,000 in the key demo. That put the Fox show above all of the late-night stalwarts, including NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!, with CBS’ The Late Show with Stephen Colbert as the only broadcast to beat it,” the report continued.
In an interview with Forbes, Gutfeld stated that he does not seek to be an ideological opponent, but rather to provide entertaining content for viewers.
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“I’m interested in pulling people in who want to have a good time and are open to stuff — but a lot of it is just weird stuff from me,” Gutfeld said. CONTINUE READING…