Fox Makes Big Announcement About Mark Levin as Other Hosts Cancelled


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As Fox News continues to make sometimes head-scratching changes to the network’s talent line-up, another long-time host and contributor has learned his fate.

The network has been under an increased amount of scrutiny after taking its prime-time star, Tucker Carlson, off the air in the latter part of April. Because of that decision, Fox has shed a huge portion of its viewers, and whereas the network once dominated all daytime and primetime slots, now Fox more frequently loses out to liberal rival MSNBC during its most-watched segments.

Many of Fox’s former viewers have bolted to Newsmax TV, which is vying for third place with CNN among major networks.

Since Carlson’s departure, weekend hosts Dan Bongino and, most recently, Steve Hilton have either chosen to leave (in Bongino’s case — after failing to come to terms on a new contract) or have been taken off the air, all of which have led to some major changes on the weekend, especially.

“FOX News Channel (FNC) will debut a new weekend primetime lineup beginning Saturday, June 3, announced Megan Albano, Senior Vice President of ‘The Five’ & Weekend Programming,” a June 1 media release from the network said.

One familiar name that will retain his show and slot: Mark Levin.


“‘The Big Saturday/Sunday Show’ will become ‘The Big Weekend Show,’ airing at 7 PM/ET on Saturdays and Sundays while ‘FOX News Saturday Night’ will premiere at 10 PM/ET. Additionally, ‘The Next Revolution’ will end its 9 PM/ET Sunday run, as Steve Hilton steps back from hosting a weekly show to focus on his new California non-partisan policy organization launching next week. Hilton will remain a contributor across all FOX News Media platforms while Trey Gowdy’s ‘Sunday Night in America’ will move to 9PM/ET,” Fox’s press release continued.

One Nation,” which features Brian Kilmeade of “Fox & Friends” fame, “Lawrence Jones Cross Country,” and “Life, Liberty and Levin” will stay at their current timeslots.


“We are excited to launch a new dynamic weekend line-up that will further solidify our position as the number one cable news network for more than two decades,” Albano said in the release. “We thank Steve Hilton for his show’s contributions and look forward to continuing to feature his valuable insights across our daytime and prime-time programming.”

All said, however, according to the latest ratings figures, Fox News is still dominating cable news; the network remained the most-watched in all of cable news in May.


“The Five” was the highest-rated show on cable news with 2.6 million average total viewers and 267,000 average demo viewers.

“Fox News, in the first full month since firing Tucker Carlson, brought in 1.42 million viewers in primetime – a 37% drop year over year. CNN’s total prime-time viewership sank to 494,000 viewers, a 25% year-over-year decrease. MSNBC, on the other hand, averaged 1.16 million prime-time viewers for a 14% percent gain compared to last year. For comparison, Fox averaged 2.09 million total prime-time viewers in the first quarter of the year, while CNN averaged 568,000 viewers and MSNBC had 1.11 million average viewers,” Mediaite reported.

“Fox News still swept the competition, marking its 27th straight month beating both MSNBC and CNN in total day and prime-time viewers. Fox’s The Five remained the highest-rated show on cable news with 2.6 million average total viewers and 267,000 average demo viewers. Jesse Watters landed second on cable news and cracked the two million viewer mark, while Sean Hannity was the third most watched host on cable,” the outlet added.

Fox News has announced a slew of changes in recent weeks.


Last week, the network announced that Steve Hilton’s Sunday show in the 9 p.m. time slot has been canceled.

Fox Business has canceled the long-running show “Kennedy,” which airs at 7 p.m. ET. The network plans to air reruns of former Trump administration economist Larry Kudlow. The report said that Lisa Kennedy Montgomery will remain at Fox News, where she will be a recurring figure on “The Five,” “Outnumbered,” and other shows.

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