A lot of people might not know this, but FOX’s Gutfeld show recently hit 2.5 million viewers and became the highest rated show in history. And Donald Trump has taken notice.
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President Trump has offered praise to a FOX News host who has become the ratings king of late night television.
According to FORBES, With 2.494 million total viewers and 396,000 in the key demographic group of adults 25-54, Gutfeld! beat not just other cable late-night shows, but also high-profile broadcast networks’ late-night shows.
Mark Joyella of Forbes asked Gutfeld executive producer Tom O’Connor in September what he thought was attracting an audience to Fox News in late night. O’Connor responded, “Part of the reason for that is the audience has really connected with some of the new guests we’ve introduced them to, but also they’ve gotten to see some FNC stars let their hair down for an hour.”
Other Late Night Shows followed his lead.
With 2.1 million viewers and 375,000 viewers in the key demo, CBS’ Late Show with Stephen Colbert was a close second. Following them were NBC’s The Tonight Show (1.289 million viewers and 318,000 in the demo), and ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live (1.285 million total viewers and 287,000 in the demo).
In comparison, Gutfeld! dominated late-night cable news, with MSNBC’s The 11th Hour with Stephanie Ruhle coming in second place with 953,000 total viewers and 94,000 viewers in the key demo.
CNN Tonight drew just 412,000 viewers overall, but beat MSNBC in the demo with 101,000 viewers. The Daily Show had a total audience of 443,000 viewers and a key demo audience of 182,000 viewers.
2 Trump wrote on TRUTH Social, “Great going Greg, beating the highly overpaid, not funny slimeballs by a lot.”
Gutfeld simply reacted to the ratings by tweeting, “BAM!”
Gutfeld! was not the only FOX News show to dominate ratings.
4 For the seventh straight month, “The Five” was the most-watched cable news show with 3.4 million viewers. The roundtable discussion program, in which Greg Gutfeld also co-hosts, has finished first in cable news for the last 10 out of 11 months.
It’s no surprise that people are tuning into Gutfeld! in droves. After all, it’s a refreshing change from the typical late night lineup filled with liberal hate and stale jokes. Instead, viewers are treated to a hilarious hour of levity and irreverent humor. And with its mix of new guests and familiar Fox News faces, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. It’s clear that the audience has found a new late night favorite, and President Trump is right to offer praise for its success. Keep it coming, Greg. We can’t get enough.
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