Fox News is giving star Greg Gutfeld a well-deserved promotion amid a reported major shakeup at the embattled network.
Fox is moving Gutfeld to primetime, according to the Drudge Report.
Fox News has seen its ratings tank since the shock firing of Tucker Carlson.
Sean Hannity will step into Carlson’s old timeslot, as Slay News reported earlier.
Meanwhile, Gutfeld will have his ratings-dominant show moved to primetime.
Gutfeld has been a revelation for Fox News’s late-night lineup.
His show routinely beats rival stars like Jimmy Kimmel and Jimmy Fallon.
Gutfeld also co-hosts the top-rated show on cable, “The Five.”
According to Drudge, his co-host at “The Five,” Jesse Watters, will also see his show moved to a more favorable primetime spot.
A source for Fox News called the new line-up “our boldest and most fearsome ever.”
Since firing Tucker Carlson, Fox News Channel’s ratings in the all-important 25-54 age demographic have nosedived:
- 6pm ET: -42%
- 7pm ET: -62%
- 8pm ET: -75%
- 9pm ET: -70%
- 10pm ET: -66%
- 11pm ET: -49%
And Monday, Fox News lost to MSNBC in primetime in both total viewers and in the key 25-54 age demographic.
Carlson usually brought in 3.25 million viewers per night.
On Monday in the same hour, Fox News brought in just 1.62 million total viewers.
As a result, Newsmax is making huge gains.
Newsmax just beat CNN in primetime.
However, that could be more a reflection on embattled CNN than Newsmax.
On Friday CNN had 335,000 total viewers from 8 to 11 pm.
Newsmax had 357,000 average primetime viewers.
DRUDGE: Fox News to move Sean Hannity to 8pm ET to replace Tucker, then will be followed by Jesse Watters and Greg Gutfeld. pic.twitter.com/aC69c9agY4
— ALX 🇺🇸 (@alx) May 17, 2023
🚨BREAKING: Fox News to replace Tucker Carlson at 8pm ET with Hannity, will be followed by Jesse Watters and Greg Gutfeld.
– Drudge Report
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) May 17, 2023
Monday’s total day viewers on the three major networks were as follows:
- CNN: 408,000
- Fox News: 1.36 million
- MSNBC: 846,000
- CNN: 86,000
- Fox News: 159,000
- MSNBC: 93,000
- CNN: 335,000
- Fox News: 1.44 million
- MSNBC: 1.08 million
- CNN: 87,000
- Fox News: 109,000
- MSNBC: 98,000
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