In September, Mark Joyella of Forbes asked Tom O'Connor, the executive producer of Fox News' Gutfeld, what he noted that “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.”
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert was the most popular late-night program in the country, with 2.1 million viewers and 377,000 viewers in the key demo. NBC's The Late Show with Jay Leno was close behind with 1.289 million viewers and 318,000 viewers in the demo, while ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live was third with 1.228 million viewers and 287,000 viewers in the demo.
Gutfeld!, on the other hand, dominated late-night cable news. On the other hand, The 11th Hour with host Stephanie Ruhle was second with 94,000 viewers and 953,000 total viewers.
Despite drawing just 412,000 viewers overall, CNN's The Situation Room was able to beat out The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, which had a total audience of 443,000 and a key demo audience of 182,000.
Donald Trump praised “Great going Greg, beating the highly overpaid, not funny slimeballs by a lot.” Gutfeld then reacted with a "BAM".
In September, "The Five" was the most-watched cable news program, with 3.4 million viewers. It has been first in the genre for the last 10 months. This is the seventh straight month that the show has been first in the cable news ratings.
The success of Gutfeld! has been attributed to the show's unique take on late-night television, which is a refreshing change from the traditional lineup of late-night hosts. Instead of being filled with stale jokes and liberal hate, viewers get to enjoy an hour of funny and insightful commentary. It's clear that the audience has identified with a new favorite late-night program, and President Trump has praised the show's success.
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