Fox News Channel’s Greg Gutfeld is laughing at his competition’s five-year collapse

Apr 24, 2023

Late-night TV used to be funny.

But the days of Johnny Carson have been replaced with left-wing propaganda.

And Fox News Channel’s Greg Gutfeld is laughing at his competition’s five-year collapse.

What happened to late-night TV?

In the good old days of late-night television, the Tonight Show’s Johnny Carson roasted both sides of the political aisle.

No one was off-limits for Carson.

But the new regime of so-called “comedians” like Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Fallon, James Corden, Trevor Noah, and Samantha Bee ignore laughs in favor of pushing a radical left-wing political viewpoint.

Jokes have been replaced by attacks against Republicans, especially Donald Trump.

Democrats like Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez get treated with kid gloves and Pete Buttigieg even played the guest host for one night.

However, their formula alienated half the audience and caused many viewers to turn the channel.

Go woke, go broke

With so many Americans tuning out, the ratings for late night are in the toilet and have been for a few years now.

Breitbart News reported that it’s gotten so bad that ad revenue for the propaganda programming dropped by 41% over the last five years.

According to Vivvix, a tracker of ad spending, the big late-night shows drew more than $698 million in advertising in 2018.

But that total crashed to $412.7 million over the next five years, a loss of more than $285 million annually.

But the massive drop in revenue is apparently worth it for the networks.

After five years of dwindling ad revenue, they continue to dig their heels in deeper with more and more woke politics.

Even left-wing Variety acknowledged in its reporting that late-night’s devotion to the Democrat cause has hurt their bottom line.

“As the election of President Donald Trump polarized the nation, some of late-night’s voices chose to lean into politics,” Variety wrote. “The fragmentation of viewing and the trickier conversational terrain have hurt the programs.”

On the other side of the tracks…

Meanwhile, Fox News Channel has promoted Greg Gutfeld to have his own late-night comedy offering.

And it’s been an unquestioned hit.

Gutfeld made history when he became the first cable program host to hold the title of “most-watched” late-night show, beating out broadcast network competitors at CBS, NBC, and ABC.

Gutfeld has been number one since last August.

The new undisputed King of Late Night is averaging about 2.2 million nightly viewers – ending Stephen Colbert’s more than five-and-a-half-year stranglehold on the top spot.

Viewers are voting with their remotes and advertisers are following suit.

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