(Tea Party PAC) – For folks who have been longtime fans of the Fox News Network, it has become common practice to switch to different programming around three in the afternoon. That was the time when the most obnoxious host of all time, Shepherd Smith, would take to the air and blab about his super duper liberal politics and annoy the snot out of the conservative audience that makes up the vast majority of the network’s viewership.
That has all changed now that Smith is gone and his new replacement, Bill Hemmer has taken over his timeslot. In fact, the 3 PM spot has experienced a rather significant boost in ratings since the switch happened.
If you listen closely, you can hear Smith bawling his eyes out while in the fetal position on his bedroom floor.
Here are the details from Gateway Pundit:
Bill Hemmer took over the slot this week and immediately delivered a huge boost in ratings.
Bill Hemmer’s New Program Had a Double Digit Increase Over Shepard Smith’s Show
ox News anchor Bill Hemmer’s new show on the channel, “Bill Hemmer Reports,” is off to a strong start after he was tapped to replace former anchor Shepard Smith for the 3:00 p.m. hour. The show’s first episode premiered on Monday.
In addition to beating out CNN and MSNBC for the same hour, Hemmer’s new show had double digit increases from the 2019 average when Smith hosted. “Bill Hemmer Reports” had 1.8 million total viewers, netting 269,000 viewers in the 25-54 age demographic.
“CNN Newsroom With Brooke Baldwin” received 867,000 total viewers and “MSNBC Live With Ali Velshi” received around 1 million total viewers.
That’s an outstanding difference. Management at FOX has got to be pleased with their decision.
— Sara A. Carter (@SaraCarterDC) January 22, 2020
"Bill Hemmer Reports drew a total audience of 1.8 million."
— Trey Yingst (@TreyYingst) January 22, 2020
The fact that Hemmer also beat the competition is an added bonus.
From FOX News:
‘Bill Hemmer Reports’ launches with 1.8 million viewers, topping MSNBC, CNN
Fox News’ “Bill Hemmer Reports” averaged 1.8 million viewers for its premiere episode Monday, trouncing the cable-news competition.
MSNBC averaged one million viewers while CNN averaged only 867,000 during the same 3 p.m. ET time period.
“I am very happy to start this next chapter with you at home. We won’t solve the world’s issues in an hour, but over time we will understand them better. I call it the whole picture,” Hemmer told viewers. “We’ll be fast and we’ll try to be first, but we will focus on being fair. In the end, the whole picture takes time, but over time we hope to see you around here more often and that’s our word.”
Fox News has become one of the leading news networks in the world, thanks in large part to giving a voice to all sides of the issues facing our nation. They often cover stories from an objective point of view and then get opinions and analysis from individuals on both sides of the political spectrum, allowing the audience to make up their own mind.
Sure, there’s definitely a right-leaning bias, but it’s not as pervasive as the left-wing bias of networks like CNN and MSNBC, both of which are not nearly doing as well as Fox right now.
Perhaps they ought to consider following Fox News’s footsteps and making room for differing points of view on their programming.