Laura Ingraham’s new show launched on FOX News this week and she’s off to a running start in the ratings. Putting her on the air was a very smart decision.
Deadline Hollywood reports:
Laura Ingraham’s ‘Angle’ Debut Makes Headlines, Gooses Ratings In Fox News’ 10 PM Slot
The premiere of Laura Ingraham’s Fox News Channel show The Ingraham Angle at 10 PM last night was tops among cable news shows in the time slot, snagging 3.3 million total viewers and 622,000 in the news demo.
Also in the hour, MSNBC’s Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell delivered 2.6M viewers and 612K news demo viewers. CNN Tonight clocked 1.34M viewers and 506K news demo viewers.
Compared to Fox News’ 10 PM average in 2017 to date, The Ingraham Angle’s launch jumped 29% in overall audience and 10% in the news demo.
Ingraham’s debut also made headlines with her John Kelly interview. The White House Chief of Staff was the subject of much TV news talk today after he declined to apologize for calling Florida Rep. Frederica Wilson an “empty barrel,” seemed to confirm President Donald Trump is under investigation in Rob Mueller’s probe, and explained to Ingraham’s audience that an inability to reach a compromise led to the Civil War, calling Gen. Robert E. Lee a man of honor.
Take a look at this:
Blockbuster ratings for Laura Ingraham's debut last night. She beat CNN/MSNBC in overall numbers and the 25-54 demo. pic.twitter.com/1t9kBjf9Uj
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) October 31, 2017