Popular This week, Fox News host Greg Gutfeld disclosed that he has considered taking over Tucker Carlson’s former primetime slot, which was vacated by the network in late April.
“Obviously, it’s crossed my mind,” Gutfeld told The Wall Street Journal in an interview published this week. “If I did 8 o’clock, I would definitely not do The Five, and I would no longer do Gutfeld! Those just happen to be the two most popular shows on Fox these days. I would just do one show because I would prepare for that show like crazy.”
Tom O’Connor, the executive producer of “Gutfeld,” stated that he believes the host would be an ideal match for the 8 p.m. prime time slot.
“I think he could probably be successful in any of the timeslots,” said O’Connor. “I mean, we were on at 3 in the morning East Coast time when we did ‘Red Eye,’ and people found us.”
Fox News host Greg Gutfeld is riding “anti-woke” humor to ratings stardom. Does he want Tucker Carlson’s time slot? “It’s crossed my mind,” he says. https://t.co/7OX2c1zV5F
— The Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) June 21, 2023
Since removing top-rated host Tucker Carlson from the air in late April, Fox News has encountered a slew of criticism, negative headlines, and a significant ratings drop.
However, one Fox News personality has received a number of positive developments in recent weeks.
Greg Gutfeld, who co-hosts “The Five” and “Gutfeld!”, is reportedly being considered to take over a primetime slot on the network. He recently announced a new book, and both of his cable news programs are currently dominating the ratings.
Fox News remained the most-watched cable news network in May despite the repercussions of the firing of former top presenter Tucker Carlson.
“The Five” was the highest-rated show on cable news with 2.6 million average total viewers and 267,000 average demo viewers. His late-night comedy show “Gutfeld!” was also in the top 5 for cable news.
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.”
In recent weeks, Fox News has announced a large number of adjustments.
The network announced last week that Steve Hilton’s Sunday 9 p.m. program has been canceled.
“Kennedy,” which aired on Fox Business at 7 p.m. ET, has been terminated. The network intends to air repeats of Larry Kudlow, a former Trump administration economist.
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