Updates: Fox News released another statement to address possible changes to its primetime schedule, this time on the status of Laura Ingraham.
A network spokesperson said, “The reports, based on various tweets by left-wing activists, are wildly inaccurate — Laura Ingraham, the top-rated woman in cable news, is now and will continue to be a prominent host and integral part of the Fox News lineup.”
The latest statement from Fox News doesn't say whether she'll stay in her 10 p.m. et timeslot, but the network statement appears to be a push back on social media rumors that she's on her way out.
Speculation about Ingraham began after The Drudge Report, in its lead headline, reported that Fox News was about to overhaul its primetime line-up, with Hannity leading the 8 p.m. hour and hosted by Jesse Waters and Greg Gutfeld. The shows that did were taking up later slots. That left the question of what would happen to Ingraham.
Earlier in the day, the network stated that “no decisions have been made on the new primetime line-up and there are several scenarios under consideration.” After the network dropped Tucker Carlson's 8 p.m. show last month, a series of rotating hosts have filled the time slot under the banner. fox news tonightWith the expectation that a permanent resident will be named.
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Earlier: Fox News said it is considering changes to its primetime lineup following Tucker Carlson's exit, but suggested a report that sean Hannity would fill the slot was premature.
A network spokesperson said, “No decisions have been made on the new primetime line-up and several scenarios are under consideration.”
The statement comes after the Drudge Report published it as a headline Hannity time slot, with Jesse Watters and Greg Gutfeld also being groomed for the primetime slot. Where that leaves Laura Ingraham's show, which airs at 10 p.m., is unclear.
Before being dropped by the network last month, Carlson was the most-watched cable news host in primetime, with 3.25 million total viewers in March, the last full month of his show.
Fox News is slotted fox news tonight over the time period with a rotating series of hosts including Brian Kilmeade, Lawrence Jones, Kayleigh McEnany and Will Cain. While they generally won the time period, the gap with the closest competitor in the slot, MSNBC, narrowed significantly. all with chris hayes, It appears that the loss of Carlson had an effect on the viewership of the show that led to it, Hannity, at 9 p.m. ET. The show has generally won its time slot as well, but on Mondays, the rachel maddow show defeated it, helping MSNBC earn a rare primetime victory. Caveat: Maddow's show airs just once a week, with Alex Wagner filling in for the rest of the week.
Waters and Gutfeld have been two of the network's breakout personalities since they launched their shows, replacing newscasts in their timeslots. Waters airs at 7 p.m. ET and Gutfeld at 11 p.m., both of which also air regularly. Five, Top Rated Program in Cable News at 5 PM
At the MoffettNathanson conference on Wednesday, Fox Corp CEO Lachlan Murdoch touted the network's ability to maintain top ratings status despite the loss of prominent personalities including Glenn Beck, Megyn Kelly and Bill O'Reilly. He did not address the circumstances of Carlson's exit and declined to talk about Fox News' programming decisions.
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