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TANKING WITHOUT TRUMP: Late-Night Leftists See Ratings Plummet in Post-Trump Era

posted by Hannity Staff - 10.07.22

Americans are growing tired of the leftist bubble.

According to a new report from Fox News, late-night tv hosts like Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel, and soon-to-be-gone Trevor Noah saw ratings drop precipitously after Donald Trump left the Oval Office. Viewers have started to tune out due to hosts choosing activism first and comedy second.

From Fox News:

In 2019, “The Late Show” became a must-do for the Democratic presidential candidates competing in the 2020 primary. Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Pete Buttigieg and Cory Booker all stopped by the Ed Sullivan Theater, and Kirsten Gillibrand and Eric Swalwell announced their candidacies on Colbert’s show, something previously unheard of in presidential politics.

“Colbert courts as many big name Democrats as he can because he’s an activist first and a comic second,” comedian and Fox Nation host Jimmy Failla told Fox News Digital. “His entire point of being is to help Democrats feed moral superiority to viewers because that’s what the Democratic ethos runs on.”

But with Trump out of office, Colbert’s liberal audience has shrunk to a 2.1 million average in 2022, shedding 27% of his peak audience and losing his title as King of Late Night in recent months to Fox News host Greg Gutfeld, whose show “Gutfeld!” has edged out the CBS rival with 2.2-2.4 million as of late.

“It’s kind of ironic that the biggest obstacle facing Late Night hosts is five foot four but yes, Greg Gutfeld has changed the game,” Failla quipped. “One, he’s attacking stories from an angle nobody is, and two, he’s never taking himself seriously which is the golden rule of comedy. Guys like Colbert never make fun of themselves!”

Perhaps one of the greatest falls in late-night is “Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon, who largely remains apolitical in comparison to his direct competitors. In 2016, the NBC star averaged 3.3 million viewers. In 2022, he has averaged 1.4 million, losing nearly 60% of his audience.

Read the full report over at Fox News:

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