“Tuesday’s episode of Gutfeld!, which aired 11pm EST, drew in about 2.12 million viewers, with about 434,000 people belonging to the key age demographic.”
Greg Gutfeld’s new show ‘Gutfeld!’ began airing nightly at 11 PM, Monday through Friday, back in April. Within a matter of weeks, the show was on the heels of other late night hosts like Jimmy Kimmel and Seth Meyers.
Now Gutfeld has slayed the beast. He is beating Colbert in the ratings.
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert has been leading the late night ratings for five years. Not any more.
The Daily Mail reports:
Fox News’ Greg Gutfeld is crowned new king of late night television after he scores 220K MORE viewers than Colbert’s Late Show on CBS
The late night comedy scene has a new king of laughs, with Greg Gutfeld’s Gutfeld! unseating Stephen Colbert’s The Late Show in total viewership.
Fox News’ right-leaning Gutfeld! also attracted the most pairs of eyes in the sought-after 25 to 54 age demographic category.
The network’s gamble to compete with the likes of CBS’s Late Show and the Tonight Show With Jimmy Kimmel might have seemed risky, but viewership indicates the gamble is paying off.
Tuesday’s episode of Gutfeld!, which aired 11pm EST, drew in about 2.12 million viewers, with about 434,000 people belonging to the key age demographic.
Colbert’s 11.35pm audience of about 1.9 million placed a not-so-distant second, drawing in 423,000 people in the target demographic.
The reasons for this are fairly straightforward. Greg Gutfeld is a funny guy, and he has surrounded himself with a likable regular cast, in addition to revolving guests from the political, media, and entertainment worlds. But perhaps even more important, he is offering something that no other late night show has: a different view.
Late night entertainment shows used to be for the enjoyment of the entire country, but over the last decade have devolved into a nasty partisan form of entertainment where Republicans and Trump supporters are the butt of every single joke. While these shows have become almost indistinguishable from each other, Colbert is among the most vicious, highlighting guests who share his pathological hatred for Trump and those who support him.
Gutfeld is offering viewers an alternative, and he has the market cornered. Here’s an example of one of Greg’s recent show-opening monologues:
Congratulations to Greg and his crew. They deserve this success.
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