Gutfeld! just had its biggest night ever.
On Tuesday night, Fox News Channel’s Gutfeld! delivered a total audience of 2.5 million viewers —the largest audience in the show’s history and a huge audience for any late-night cable show.
With 2.494 million total viewers and 396,000 viewers in the key demographic group of adults 25-54, Gutfeld! beat not just everything else on cable, but the high-profile broadcast networks’ late-night shows as well. CBS’ The Late Show with Stephen Colbert was a close second with 2.1 million viewers and 375,000 viewers in the key demo, followed by NBC’s The Tonight Show (1.289 million viewers and 318,000 in the demo), and ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live (1.285 million total viewers and 287,000 viewers in the key demo).
Compared to the late-night shows on cable news, Gutfeld!was even more dominant, with MSNBC’s The 11th Hour with Stephanie Ruhle coming closest, delivering a total audience of 953,000 viewers and 94,000 viewers in the key demo. On CNN, CNN Tonight drew just 412,000 total viewers overall, but did better in the demo, beating MSNBC with 101,000 viewers. Comedy Central’s The Daily Show had a total audience of 443,000 viewers and 182,000 viewers in the key demo.
Executive producer Tom O’Connor told Forbes the guests are the key to the big ratings bump.
“Part of the reason for that is the audience has really connected with some of the new guests we’ve introduced them to, but also they’ve gotten to see some FNC stars let their hair down for an hour.”
“Viewers become fans when you buck the shared assumptions of the media about the world and level with your audience in real terms,” Gutfeld told me in an interview in 2019. “I think that’s been the key variable in the success of Fox News Channel…also, I am incredibly handsome.”
More over at Forbes:
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— GregGutfeld (@greggutfeld) August 16, 2022