After the election, Fox News lost 40 percent of its audience as viewers saw the network moving left.
Changes at the network are continuing.
And now Fox News just announced it was making a big change to this pro-Trump host’s show.
Fox News CEO Suzanne Scott announced that popular pro-Trump host Greg Gutfeld will now anchor two daily shows on Fox News.
In addition to co-hosting The Five, Gutfeld’s weekend show will now move to five nights a week at 11pm and Shannon Bream’s newscast will get bumped back to midnight.
Fox moved Gutfeld’s well received weekend show where the host mixes in humor, pop culture references, and politics to 11PM to compete with liberal late night comedians Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Kimmel.
“People need a reason to laugh,” Scott wrote in a statement announcing the programming shift. “Greg’s unique and irreverent talk show has been an incredible success, often beating the late night broadcast competition, despite its Saturday timeslot. With one of the most loyal and engaged audiences in cable news, we’re thrilled to bring the show to weekday primetime and further solidify Greg’s place among late night television stars.”
Gutfeld expressed his excitement to take his show – which is one of Fox News Channel’s most popular weekend programs – nightly.
“This feels like the perfect next step following the amazing success of the weekend show, which is due in large part to a great staff and a management that lets the show follow its own unique path,” Gutfeld declared. “Every day someone comes up to me to ask when are we going nightly, so now that we are, there will be approximately 3 million people who will claim it’s their idea!”
Contrary to liberal media criticism, Fox News is not abandoning news programming in favor of opinion shows.
There is the same amount of “straight news” programming on Fox as there was before.
And unlike other networks Fox is being transparent about what is going on.
CNN and MSNBC try to label liberal activists like Chuck Todd, Anderson Cooper, and Don Lemon as “news anchors” when they are really opinion hosts.
Fox is just being more honest and not trying to fool the audience by giving them what they want – opinion programming – while disguising it as a news broadcast.
Renewed Right will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.