In the wake of the network’s decision to sever ties with top-rated host Tucker Carlson, one Fox News personality has received some positive news. While the circumstances have not been favorable for Tucker Carlson or Fox News, they have been historic for popular co-host Greg Gutfeld.
This month, Gutfeld announced the publication of a brand-new book, and both of his cable news programs, “The Five” and “Gutfeld!”, are dominating in the ratings. Gutfeld is purportedly moving to primetime as part of a network shakeup.
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.”
Gutfeld appears to be the most popular Fox News presenter in terms of current viewership.
“The Five” remains one of the most popular cable news programs, and his late-night comedy program “Gutfeld!” has been amassing record-breaking ratings.
Tuesday evening, “The Five” was the most-watched cable news program with an astounding 2.80 million cumulative views. CNN’s “Lead with Jake Tapper” drew a disappointing 516,000 viewers at 5 PM ET, while Newsmax’s “Carl Higbie Frontline” attracted 311,000.
This week, Fox News has been the subject of numerous speculations regarding its primetime lineup.
Wednesday night, the network was compelled to issue a statement clarifying that host Laura Ingraham has not been dismissed, contrary to social media rumors.
“Reports based on various tweets by left-wing activists are wildly inaccurate – Laura Ingraham, the top-rated woman in cable news, is now and will continue to be a prominent host and integral part of the Fox News lineup,” Fox News said in a statement, via Mediaite.
Following Tucker Carlson’s departure from the network, news aggregator Matt Drudge revealed that Fox News will undergo a major shakeup, which sparked speculations about Laura Ingraham.
Drudge reports that the network will move longtime presenter Sean Hannity to the 8 p.m. time slot.
“WORLD EXCLUSIVE: FOXNEWS SETS NEW SCHEDULE” read the headline from Drudge, who noted Hannity’s new time slot as well as reports that both Jesse Watters and Greg Gutfeld would be heading to prime time.
“Watters currently hosts one of Fox’s top-rated shows at 7 p.m. while Gutfeld hosts a highly-rated late-night show at 11 p.m. — both co-host Fox’s top-rated program The Five at 5 p.m. Hannity, meanwhile, broke the record for longest-running cable news prime time host in April of 2022, eclipsing Larry King at 25 years, six months, and 15 days,” Mediaite reported.
“FOXNEWS is preparing to announce an ambitious new schedule, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned, a schedule where ever hour of primetime will change!” Drudge reported. “TOP SOURCE TELLS DRUDGE: ‘IT’S OUR BOLDEST AND MOST FEARLESS LINE-UP EVER’…”
Fox News issues a statement to Mediaite in response to Drudge’s claim, stating, “No decision has been made on a new primetime lineup, and multiple scenarios are being considered.”
UPDATE: Fox has released a new statement:
“Reports based on various tweets by left wing activists are wildly inaccurate – Laura Ingraham, the top-rated woman in cable news, is now and will continue to be a prominent host and integral part of the Fox News lineup."
— MeidasTouch (@MeidasTouch) May 17, 2023
A new report appears to cast additional light on why Fox News decided to remove Carlson from the airwaves at the end of last month.
More on this story via Conservative Brief:
According to a report by RadarOnline.com, Tucker Carlson was told by network brass he was being let go as part of Fox News’ massive $787.5 million defamation settlement with Dominion Voting Systems. CONTINUE READING…