Sean Hannity is doing very well in TV ratings in his new time slot at 9 pm. In fact, he is even surpassing the ratings Megyn Kelly got when she had a successful show on FOX News.
The Washington Free Beacon reports:
Hannity Receives Higher Ratings Than Megyn Kelly in Her Old Time Slot
Fox News host Sean Hannity now has the top-rated cable news program on television and has been beating his predecessor’s ratings from the 2016 election cycle, according to the latest numbers from Nielsen Media Research.
Prior to leaving Fox back in early January, Megyn Kelly had her own show during the 9 p.m. time slot. Between Sept. 25 and Nov. 22 of last year, Kelly pulled in 3.06 million viewers, with 636,000 viewers being in the sought-after 25-54 age demographic, Mediaite reported.
Hannity is now back hosting that same spot. Between Sept. 25 and Nov. 22 of this year, Hannity has averaged 3.18 million total viewers, with 667,000 viewers being in the 25-54 demographic.
Hannity, an outspoken supporter of President Donald Trump, originally hosted the 9 p.m. time slot a few years ago, but Kelly, who now hosts “Megyn Kelly Today” on NBC, took it over in an attempt to attract younger viewers and focus less on partisan punditry. The change temporarily pushed Hannity to the 10 p.m. time slot. There have been multiple changes with the Fox primetime lineup since that time, but Hannity returned to the 9 p.m. spot in September.
Sean Hannity has one of the only shows in news media that treats Trump fairly. That could have something to do with his recent success.