There are some very big changes heading to Fox News’ primetime lineup in the next few weeks.
Conservative radio star Laura Ingraham has reportedly been hired to fill the cable news networks 10:00pm EST slot.
According to MSN, “While there may be one or two final details to negotiate, Ingraham has been telling friends that the deal is essentially done.”
Ingraham’s new show will be the anchor piece to the three-part Fox News primetime shakeup. Fox News host Tucker Carlon’s 8:00pm EST show will remain where it is, while Sean Hannity’s popular hour-long program is being moved forward to 9:00pm, insiders say.
“The Five,” a show originally named for the 5:00pm time slot, will shift from 9:00pm back to its namesake hour.
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The changes are coming after Eric Bolling’s exit from Fox. Bollinhttps://pro.hsionlineorders.net/p/HSI170124A/WHSIT900/]g’s 5:00pm show, “Fox News Specialists” was abruptly cancelled last Friday.
The move puts “Hannity” in direct competition with Rachel Maddow’s MSNBC show at 9:00pm, which had recently claimed the top primetime ratings on cable news — a throne long enjoyed by Fox News, whose executives seem concerned that “The Five” didn’t have as loyal a following as Hannity.
Shifting Hannity to the 9:00pm timeslot should help the conservative news giant reclaim the ratings lead.
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“Putting Ingraham at 10 p.m. is an important bet by Fox News, and it comes with some risk. The network rarely shuffles its lineup like this,” MSN reports. “But Ingraham is well known and well liked among Fox viewers. On her radio show and her Fox appearances, she channels the feelings of President Trump’s base and challenges Republican establishment figures.”
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— The Horn editorial team