Friday, June 14, 2024

Fox News Shuffles Deck Chairs on the Titanic, Moves Laura Ingraham to 7PM, Promotes Jesse Watters to 8PM, Gutfeld Comedy at 10PM


At Fox News, a new schedule keeps only Sean Hannity in his place at 9pm.

The revised line up demotes Laura Ingraham to 7pm, moving her up by three hours. She’s been losing viewers to MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell.

Jesse Watters, a jackal, leaves 7pm for Tucker Carlson’s 8pm, the previous home of $32 million sex miscreant Bill O’Reilly.

Greg Gutfeld, who just got Geraldo Rivera dumped from “The Five,” moves his comedy show up from 11pm to 10pm. The 11pm show was pulling good numbers but enough to supplant local news and then the late night talk shows on real networks.

Fox is being trounced these days by MSNBC in prime time. They’re also under the gun after causing Rupert Murdoch to loses $787 million in a defamation lawsuit brought by Dominion Voting Systems.

Tucker Carlson, meantime, is at home, learning to tie a Windsor knot.

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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