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New King of Late Night? Greg Gutfeld Crushes Colbert in Ratings


Let’s face it…

Late Night television has been dead for a long time.

Hope may finally be on the horizon though in the form of Greg Gutfeld.

The Fox News host had the best rated week ever last week, where he easily surpassed Late Night hosts Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, and Stephen Colbert.

On the week ending on August 12th, Gutfeld! averaged an audience of 2.355 million viewers.

The next best ratings were from alleged Late Night comedian Stephen Colbert, who managed 2.143 million viewers.

Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel were a distant 3rd and 4th in ratings.

Forbes has more on the new King of Late Night:

Fox News Channel host Greg Gutfeld had his highest-rated week ever last week, with his late night show Gutfeld! sweeping all of the broadcast late-night hosts, CBS’ Stephen Colbert, NBC’s Jimmy Fallon and ABC’s Jimmel Kimmel. For the week ending August 12, Gutfeld! delivered an average total audience of 2.355 million viewers, outpacing The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2.143 million viewers), The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon (1.318 million viewers), and Jimmy Kimmel Live! (1.084 million viewers).

Fox News with more on Getfeld’s success:

“Gutfeld!” had its best week ever and Fox News Channel dominated basic cable last week as Americans sought information and analysis on the FBI’s raid of former President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home, the new Democratic spending bill and other breaking news.

Fox News averaged 1.7 million total viewers from Aug. 8-14 to finish as the only basic cable network to surpass the 1 million viewer mark. Fox News also crushed the competition during the primetime hours of 8-11 p.m. ET, averaging 2.7 million viewers to finish with a comfortable advantage in nightly viewers compared to runner-up MSNBC’s 1.5 million. It marked the 78th straight week that Fox News topped CNN and MSNBC in both measurables.

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Fox News also won both categories among the advertiser-coveted demographic of adults age 25-54, averaging 242,000 total demo viewers and 377,000 during primetime.

It’s easy to see how Stephen Colbert is losing the ratings battle with material like this:

Greg Gutfeld, on the other hand, delivers on both entertainment and facts:

Maybe it’s time for Colbert and the Late Night liberals to step aside for good.


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