Though the extreme left would like you to believe that Fox News is a fringe network not in tune with most Americans, the numbers say otherwise.
Fox News dominated in television ratings once again during the month of May. One of the more unique aspects to their ratings dominance in May involves one of the channel’s most unique hosts Greg Gutfeld.
Previously the host of Fox News’ “Red Eye,” Gutfeld is now one of several hosts of “The Five” and he also has his own program, “The Greg Gutfeld Show,” which airs on Saturday nights. The show, much like “Red Eye,” is a comedic look at the world of politics and pop culture.
“The Greg Gutfeld Show” averaged 1.8 million viewers in May. That’s an impressive number when taken on its own merits — the series airs at 10 PM Eastern on Saturdays — but it’s even more impressive when you see the other late night programs that Gutfeld is defeating.
Gutfeld’s show gets higher ratings than shows by Bill Maher, Jimmy Kimmel, Seth Meyers, James Corden, John Oliver, Samantha Bee, and Trevor Noah. The main difference between Gutfeld and those late-nights hosts? Gutfeld is a conservative — he often aligns himself with Libertarian policies — and all of those other hosts are obsessively anti-Trump.
Gutfeld also hosts his program on Saturday night, which is considered by many to be a ratings graveyard. Meyers, Corden, Bee, Kimmel, and Noah all have programs that air on weeknights. Maher’s show airs on Friday nights and Oliver’s show airs on Sunday nights.
While CNN drops employees, Fox News has been the most-watched network in total viewers for 35 consecutive months. The network hosted 10 of the top 15 primetime news shows for the month of May.
Source: Fox News
“Hannity,” “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” “The Ingraham Angle” and “The Five” are all top five cable news programs in both total viewers and in the much coveted 25-54 demographic.
“Hannity” was the most watched cable news program as it averaged 3.1 million viewers for the month.
“Tucker Carlson Tonight” averaged 2.8 million viewers, and “The Ingraham Angle,” hosted by Laura Ingraham, averaged 2.4 million viewers.
Even “Fox News @ Night with Shannon Bream,” which airs at 11 PM Eastern following “The Ingraham Angle,” averaged a whopping 1.4 million viewers.
While Fox News conquering in the ratings is nothing new to those who keep an eye on Nielson numbers, it does show that the network speaks to a large portion of Americans. From its straight reporting to more opinion-based shows like “The Ingraham Angle” and “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” more people trust the network to tackle the news of the day than any other channel.
Gutfeld’s dominance over other late-night hosts also shows Fox News is beginning to prove that conservatives have an undeniable place in pop culture. The fact that Gutfeld’s comedic show succeeds on Saturday nights more than late-night “comedy” shows that air on better nights is proof means comedy and pop culture are deprived of right-leaning voices right now. Luckily, we have Gutfeld to provide a solid right-leaning voice and serious funnies every Saturday.
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