With their ratings dipping, Fox News has taken increasingly dramatic steps to shakeup their offerings.
This week, the struggling cable news network announced a major primetime lineup change — bringing one of their most popular weekend hosts to take over a weeknight spot.
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And it’s meant to be all fun and games.
Fox News announced on Wednesday they were replacing their 11:00 p.m. news show, Fox News at Night with Shannon Bream, with a new host.
Starting sometime after March, Greg Gutfeld will bring his Saturday late-night talk show, The Greg Gutfeld Show, to the coveted weekly timeslot.
Fox News at Night with Shannon Bream will move back to midnight.
“People need a reason to laugh,” Fox News said in a statement. “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.”
“According to the network, The Greg Gutfeld Show drew an average of 400,000 viewers last year in the 25-54 demo, making it the most-watched cable news weekend show with that age group,” Deadline reported. “It averaged about 2.5 million total viewers. The show has had more success than a previous attempt to create late-night comedy. In 2007, the network tried out a satire show called The 1/2 Hour News Hour.”
Gutfeld added to the statement calling the move a “perfect next step” for his show.
“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 said.
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“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!”
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