President Donald Trump put Hollywood on notice after Fox News star Greg Gutfeld made history and dethroned late night king Stephen Colbert for the month of August.
Gutfeld easily passed Jimmy Kimmel and Jimmy Fallon but had previously fallen short of beating Colbert for a full month.
However, “Gutfeld!” dominated the ratings during August and knocked CBS’s “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” off the top spot.
The 45th president praised Gutfeld for the win and said its because the Fox News host is the better man.
“Greg is smarter, sharper, and a MUCH better entertainer,” Trump said.
“Colbert is a highly overrated LOSER!”
Fox News was cable’s highest-rated network in total day and primetime with total viewers and the top-rated in total day with the 25-54 demographic, beating MSNBC and CNN combined in total day and primetime viewers.
Fox ranked number one in cable news in primetime viewers for the 19th month in a row and had 96 of the top 100 cable news show for the month.
“Gutfeld!” made television history by becoming the first late-night cable program to finish the month as the most-watched late-night show in all of broadcast and cable.
This is the first time Colbert has been knocked from the top spot as late night’s highest-rated host for a full month in more than five years.
“Gutfeld!” also had the show’s highest-rated month since launching last April in August.
Airing at 11 PM/ET, the program also topped every show on CNN and MSNBC in the younger 25-54 age demographic.
“Gutfeld!” averaged 2.2 million viewers beating ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” (1,144,000) and NBC’s “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” (1,339,000) in total viewers.
According to Fox News:
“At 5 PM/ET, FNC’s late afternoon offering The Five continued as the top-rated show in viewers for the fifth consecutive month and finishing first in cable news for the last eight out of nine months.
“The roundtable program averaged 3.4 million viewers, 427,000 with 25-54 demo and 270,000 in the 18-49 demo, outpacing every show on CNN and MSNBC across the board.
“At 8 PM/ET, Tucker Carlson Tonight continued as the highest-rated program in cable news in the younger 25-54 demo, averaging 3.3 million viewers and 486,000 in the demo, as well as 301,000 in the 18-49 category throughout July.
“Hannity at 9 PM/ET scored 2.9 million viewers, 397,000 in the 25-54 demo and 235,000 among adults 18-49, achieving the third most-watched program in all categories and outpacing the competition on MSNBC and CNN combined.”