Greg Gutfeld Continues To Smash Cable News Ratings


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Fox News host Greg Gutfeld’s late-night show on Fox News continues to smash the ratings.

Gutfeld’s 11 p.m. show on Fox News landed second in all of cable news in the main 25-54 demographic, beating out The Ingraham Angle (with guest host Jason Chaffetz) and “The Five,” which he co-hosts.

Gutfeld’s show drew a whopping 2.02 million total viewers, which beat out Ingraham’s show at 1.9 million. Gutfeld! fell just short of beating “The Five,” which drew 2.92 million total viewers.

Below are the daily averages in total viewers and the 25-54 demo for the big three cable news networks:

Total viewers:

CNN: 483,000

Fox News: 1.73 million

MSNBC: 984,000

25-54 Demo:


CNN: 109,000

Fox News: 269,000

MSNBC: 109,000

Below are the prime time averages (shows between 8-11 p.m.) in total viewers and the 25-54 demo.

Total viewers:

CNN: 502,000

Fox News: 2.53 million

MSNBC: 1.34 million

25-54 Demo:

CNN: 99,000

Fox News: 366,000

MSNBC: 136,000

This has already been a big year for Gutfeld, who also co-hosts the popular show “The Five.”


Fox News Channel had the most-watched shows on cable news, not only in the total audience but among the key A25-54 demographic.

As noted by Forbes, Gutfeld’s weekend late-night show has been delivering massive viewership.

Like the way CNN is all but guaranteed to remain a favorite punching bag for Fox News Channel’s late-night host Greg Gutfeld, whose 11 pm show “Gutfeld!” has been a ratings powerhouse since its launch a little over a year ago now. Monday, by the way, was an important day for Gutfeld as well, marking the debut of a newer, expanded studio for his show — the second-most-watched late-night program in all of broadcast and cable.

In fact, you could argue that at least some of Gutfeld’s success (an average of almost 2 million viewers in April alone, topping Jimmy Kimmel and Jimmy Fallon) is best understood within the context of missteps and ratings decline at CNN. To say nothing of the ideological like-mindedness across most of the late-night landscape.

“People don’t go to entertainment for homework,” Gutfeld told Forbes. “You don’t pay for homework. And it feels like there’s been this modern kind of woke culture where everything is being informed with a lesson you have to learn — it’s like, I don’t need to be lectured. I didn’t come here to be told how this is oppression and I have to, like, learn about these things. I came to be entertained.”

“If you’ve been watching my stuff, I spend a lot of time talking about media. Because I know the internal flaws of it. The Gutfeld show became successful because it came at exactly the right time.” he said. “People have had it with being told that every institution in your life is somehow oppressor vs. oppressed.”

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“My show is deliberately surreal and absurd because I’m absurd. I call it the Dean Wormer effect. Dean Wormer was the bad guy in Animal House and was always kind of the hood ornament of what a Republican was, and everybody else has fun, right? … My goal was always to flip that. So that we’re the people having fun, and the left, Democrats, are the scolds. You see that now, with even Bill Maher saying, my God, my side is humorless and the other side is having fun.”

This has also been a huge year for host Tucker Carlson as his primetime show on Fox News smashed another key barrier earlier this year.

Television viewership data released by Nielsen/MRI Fusion reveals that Carlson’s show is the number one most-watched show among Democrats in the key demographic of 25-54 year-olds.

Anchor Sean Hannity also recently became the longest-running prime-time cable news host.

Hannity, who has been with Fox News since its launch in 1996, smashed another record after becoming a host for nearly 25 years and six months.