November 1, 2013 |
Jon Stewart has a message for Fox News Channel: I tell jokes for a living, so stop using me to help prove your talking points. On Thursday's "Daily Show," Stewart ridiculed news outlets -- mainly Fox News -- for using his jokes about the tech-plagued Obamacare rollout as evidence that the country has turned against the Affordable Care Act. "If you've lost Jon Stewart you're in trouble," a Fox News host said in footage that Stewart played. "Don't use our joke as evidence that the thing you hate must be stopped because I'm sure when we joke about [something]
October 30, 2013 |
The home of Bill O'Reilly and Sean Hannity may be getting less love from Republicans, according to a new study. The Fox News Channel has dropped off the list of the top 10 best-perceived brands among Republicans, said research firm YouGov , which interviewed more than 200,000 people over eight weeks, and filtered their responses by party affiliation. This comes after the network has topped the YouGov list for the last three years, the only prior years in which the company has conducted this survey.
October 29, 2013 |
Well, that didn't take long. Just one month after taking over her new 9 p.m. time slot at Fox News Channel, Megyn Kelly has the No. 2 show on cable news. "The Kelly File" averaged 2.2 million total viewers for October, behind only "The O'Reilly Factor" (2.8 million), according to Nielsen. (The ratings measurement company ends its month a little sooner than most people's calendars do.) Kelly, a longtime anchor for Fox News, took over the 9 p.m. slot from Sean Hannity, who moved to 10 p.m. as part of a broader network shake-up.
October 9, 2013 |
Bill O'Reilly, you have a new contender for the cable-news throne: Megyn Kelly. "The Kelly File" -- with former daytime host Kelly carving up the issues of the day -- delivered big returns for Fox News Channel in its second outing at 9 p.m. Tuesday, according to Nielsen. Kelly rounded up 2.8 million total viewers, which dominated the time slot over MSNBC's Rachel Maddow (1.1 million) and CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight" (590,858). That was a huge increase over the 2.1 million "Kelly File" saw for Monday's premiere. ON LOCATION: Where the cameras roll More important, Kelly was within hailing distance of the man who has dominated cable news for more than a decade: O'Reilly (3 million)
October 7, 2013 |
Fox News Channel star Megyn Kelly is bright, beautiful and blunt when she needs to be. Just ask Karl Rove. Her willingness to take on all-comers, even conservative hero Rove - as she famously did on election night last November - is one reason Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes has promoted Kelly to a plum prime-time perch. On Monday, the network's 17th anniversary, "The Kelly File" premieres between the opinion-heavy programs of the network's conservative firebrands Bill O'Reilly and Sean Hannity.
August 21, 2013 |
Brian Lewis, the fired Fox News executive vice president, is declining to fire back at his former bosses who accused him of breach of contract and financial misconduct. In a brief interview, Lewis said he had a "great 20 years" working for Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes and declined to get into the specifics of what led to his departure or the charges leveled at him. As for the nastiness surrounding the situation, Lewis said, "it comes with the territory. " The exit of Lewis took the insular world of television news by surprise, as did the harshness of the statement from Fox News parent 21st Century Fox, which said Lewis was guilty of "multiple, material and significant breaches of his employment contract.