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.
Fox News host Greg Gutfeld’s top-rated late-night comedy show “Gutfeld!” is still airing new episodes. Amid the writers’ strike, other late-night shows 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 halted production. Gutfeld and his team are not WGA members, Deadline reported.
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!'”
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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.
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.
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