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When Fox announced they were going to take on Hollywood heavyweights with a new late-night show starring Greg Gutfeld no one thought Fox had a chance to compete with Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel, and Jimmy Fallon.
But the doubters were wrong as Gutfeld is crushing the competition and just beat Stephen Colbert to take first place. Gutfeld had beaten the other two but couldn’t quite overtake Colbert.
Gutfeld mocked his competition when he launched the show in April saying: “If you cannot tell the other late-night shows apart, join the club,’ Gutfeld said when announcing the launch of his weekday show. They’re as bland as string cheese and not nearly as appetizing. It’s the same jokes, the same assumptions, probably the same writers, all reading the same columns from the same hacks in the New York Times.”
This week Gutfeld ripped the Taliban: “They aren’t an enlightened bunch. Not only are not only stuck in the dark ages. They prefer everyone else join them there.
“Their idea of women’s rights is letting her air out her burka once a year. However, we’ve been told by the press this is a kinder, gentler Taliban. What does that mean? They only partially behead you? They only throw gays out an eight-story window, not a 12-story one?”
From The Daily Mail:
Below are the late-night rankings for August 17, when Greg Gutfeld’s Gutfeld! unseated Stephen Colbert’s The Late Show:
Gutfeld!: 2.12 million viewers
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: 1.9 million viewers
The Tonight Show with Jimmy Falon: 1.22 million viewers
The Eleventh Hour With Brian Williams: 1.12 million viewers
Don Lemon Tonight: 570,000
From The Wrap:
Fox News’ 11 p.m. ET “Gutfeld!” finally beat every other late-night show — including Stephen Colbert’s “Late Show” on CBS — Tuesday in total viewership and the advertiser-coveted age demographic of 25 to 54.
When the right-leaning program debuted in April, host Greg Gutfeld and his promotional team made no secret of their ambition to overtake late-night rivals, but Colbert blocked him from the top spot.
On Tuesday night, “Gutfeld!” took in a total average of 2.120 million viewers, with 434,000 in the key demo, on average.
The “Late Show,” which has an 11:35 p.m. ET start time on CBS, grabbed an average of 1.896 million total viewers of whom 423,000 were in the demo.
Jimmy Fallon’s “Tonight Show” — an NBC program which also airs at 11:35 — came next with 1.216 million total viewers, on average, and 354,000 in the demo.
Greg Gutfeld’s 11 pm et Fox News show has passed Stephen Colbert on CBS to become the most watched late night show in America. https://t.co/6dqzxpHYQ9
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) August 19, 2021
Fox News’ Greg Gutfeld is crowned new king of late night television after he scores 220K MORE viewers than Colbert’s Late Show https://t.co/hw7mBMo0LL
— Daily Mail US (@DailyMail) August 20, 2021
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