In the wake of the network’s decision to fire top-rated host Tucker Carlson, one Fox News personality has had a fantastic week. While the news has not been favorable for Tucker Carlson or Fox News, popular co-host Greg Gutfeld has had a historic week.
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.”
Wednesday evening, “The Five” was the most-watched cable news program with an astounding 2.62 million cumulative views. CNN’s “Situation Room” drew a dismal 698,00 viewers at 5 PM ET, while Newsmax’s “Frontline” attracted only 282,000.
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.
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.
This occurs as social media exploded this week over the firing of Carlson.
Earlier this week, Gutfeld appeared to offer his support to Carlson.
Gutfeld took to Twitter to defend Carlson and respond to his colleague Geraldo Rivera, who had made venomous remarks about Carlson following his departure.
Rivera tweeted: “I don’t wish ill on anybody, but there is no doubt – as I said at the time-Tucker Carlson’s perverse January 6 conspiracy theory was ‘bullsh*t.’ Having lost the election President Trump incited an insurrection that sought to undermine our Constitutional process.”
In response, Gutfeld retaliated against Rivera for attacking Carlson, which gave the impression that he was defending his former colleague.
“You’re a class act Geraldo. A real man of the people,” Gutfeld tweeted.
You’re a class act Geraldo. A real man of the people. https://t.co/20LOwVzXwS
— GregGutfeld (@greggutfeld) April 26, 2023
Gutfeld made headlines earlier this week when he mentioned Carlson on-air following the announcement that Fox News had “severed ties” with the top-rated host.
During an episode of “The Five,” Gutfeld joked that Carlson will now run for president, and several of the presenters remained silent.
Dana Perino took a sip of her beverage, Jason Chaffetz laughed, and Jeanine Pirro promptly transitioned to a new segment on a different subject.
No one seemed interested in discussing Carlson or the explosive news, which suggests that on-air presenters may have been instructed not to discuss the situation.
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