Monday, May 27, 2024

Fox News Pulls Jeanine Pirro Saturday Show for 2nd Week, Last Week They Lost 2 Million Viewers


Jeanine Pirro will not be stirring the pot with her usual insanity this weekend.

Her Saturday night show has been bumped for a second week by Fox News. This is part of her unannounced suspension. It shows rare good judgement on the part of the fake news network.

Pirro is being punished for her anti-Islamist outbursts. Three weeks ago, she made inflammatory comments that Fox actually had to distance themselves from. Pirro is a promoter of hate, and this was one step too far.

Four advertisers pulled their ads from her show including personal finance company NerdWallet, online marketplace Letgo, and drugmakers Allergan and Novo Nordisk. Dozens more have left Tucker Carlson’s nightly show, Sean Hannity’s and Laura Ingraham. To make matters worse, during the week, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow has been pulling higher numbers than the Fox News lineup.

Pirro will be replaced by an episode of “Scandalous,” a documentary about the William Kennedy Smith rape case. Last week’s episode didn’t have enough viewers to make the top 150 cable shows of the night. Pirro previously had 2 million fans at 9pm on Saturday, the week before.


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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