Reports are emerging that a major shakeup is underway at Fox News.
The network has seen its viewer numbers plummet as Fox fired star anchor Tucker Carlson.
The Drudge Report has a massive scoop and is reporting that Fox News is about to announce a major shakeup to its primetime lineup.
Drudge is reporting that Sean Hannity will take over the key timeslot at 8 pm that was held by Carlson.
Fox News stars Jesse Watters and Greg Gutfeld are also heading to primetime, Drudge also said.
However, which timeslots Watters and Gutfeld with get were not revealed by Drudge.
Mediaite reported, “FOXNEWS is preparing to announce an ambitious new schedule, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned, a schedule where every hour of primetime will change!” Drudge reported.
“TOP SOURCE TELLS DRUDGE: ‘IT’S OUR BOLDEST AND MOST FEARLESS LINE-UP EVER’…”
BREAKING: Drudge Reports Hannity to Replace Tucker in Major Fox News Shake Up https://t.co/gi3mywEcqw
— Mediaite (@Mediaite) May 17, 2023
A Fox News spokesperson said, “No decision has been made on a new primetime line-up and there are multiple scenarios under consideration.”
Fox News better do something quick because they just lost to MSNBC in primetime in both total viewers and in the key 25-54 age demographic.
Carlson averaged 3.25 million in the first quarter of 2023 at 8 p.m., the same hour on Monday brought in 1.62 million total viewers.
The figures for the three top cable news networks are as follows:
Total day viewers:
- 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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