Though Fox News Channel’s Greg Gutfeld is frequently the FNC host who manages to bring in the biggest audience and best ratings, Tucker Carlson, darling of the New Right and nearly as funny as Gutfeld, is normally right up there with him. And this week, Tucker made a bit of history and finally won the ratings race. Mediaite reported as much, reporting:
Tucker Carlson led the ratings with 3.72 million total viewers, beating out The Five — which regularly lands atop the charts.
Jesse Watters came in third place with 3.16 million total viewers, while Sean Hannity came in fourth with 3.08 million total viewers
And, as a point of comparison, Mediaite added that “MSNBC’s top-rated show was All in with Chris Hayes which brought in 1.66 million total viewers.” So FNC crushed the woke competition yet again.
And with its hosts doing so well, Fox News Channel generally did well too, dominating the coveted 25 – 54 demographic: Fox News led the pack for yet another week with 246,000 on average compared to MSNBC’s 113,000 and CNN’s 104,000 for the day. Similarly, the primetime numbers in that demographic were equally as impressive for FNC: it again led the pack with 421,000 on average, which was lightyears ahead of MSNBC’s 148,000 and CNN’s 139,000.
Though Tucker dominated this time, Gutfeld is still FNC’s top host. Perhaps because he appeals to a wider audience than Tucker, or his normal ratings dominance, or some combination thereof, FNC is highlighting him in a Super Bowl ad, as we reported, saying:
Fox News host Greg Gutfeld isn’t just the king of Fox News Channel anymore, he’s the king of cable news. According to ratings data, Fox News Channel’s hilarious host is now the top performer on cable news, with audiences loving his performance and tuning in consistently to watch.
And he’s going to be getting a potentially even larger audience starting next week, as FNC is going to showcasing the beloved host in a Super Bowl Sunday ad, shelling out the big bucks to introduce its favorite host to an even wider audience.
It will do so with a 15-second spot highlighting Gutfeld’s beloved show, “Gutfeld.” In the advertisement, FNC will also label him the “new king of late night”, taking the crown from more traditionally popular late night names such as Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon, and Jimmy Kimmel.
And to make the ad even more attention-grabbing, Fox News is going to have Gutfeld wearing both a royal cape and crown while holding a royal scepter, walking in the Sun King-like garb toward a throne set up in an otherwise typical TV studio.
Plus, to add even more crowd appeal to the ad, Gutfeld’s French bulldog, which is named Gus, will also be featured in the ad. Gus will be dressed in a matching outfit to Gutfeld’s and sit alongside him on the thrown. Check out the epic ad here:
But, if Tucker keeps this up, maybe he can be the king honored by FNC in a Super Bowl ad next year…that’d be incredible.
By: Will Tanner. Follow me on Twitter @Will_Tanner_1
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