Fox News has another hit show on their hands and this time it is at the expense of late-night broadcast shows “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” and “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.” Greg Gutfeld’s new late-night show recently beat both those Hollywood stars according to a new report from The Hill.
Gutfeld!” averaged 1.6 million viewers for the week ending May 14. That beat both Jimmy Kimmel on ABC and Fallon on NBC. Greg does still sit behind CBS’s “Late Show with Stephen Colbert” but he is closing fast.
“Gutfeld!” has finished third overall in the late-night slot since the show’s debut. He has been averaging around 1.5 million viewers. Kimmel has been averaging 1.6 million and Colbert’s 2 million. Fallon averages around 1.4 million viewers.
May 13 was Gutfeld’s best night so far with 1.8 million viewers. Even though he came in behind Colbert’s show, which drew 1.9 million viewers, Gutfeld beat Colbert in the key 25- to 54-year-old demographic.
The Wrap reported in early May:
After a month on the air, Fox News’ new late-night program, “Gutfeld!” is doing what it set out to do: It’s killing in late-night ratings.
In a comparison of live and same-day total viewers for all the late-night shows on cable and broadcast, in fact, Greg Gutfeld’s new nightly show was beaten only by Stephen Colbert’s “Late Show” on CBS and “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” on ABC over the past month, according to Nielsen Media Research ratings data. (Note that the programs all start at different times and in many – but not all – cases, they’re not competing directly.)
From April 5 to May 3, Colbert’s 11:35 p.m. ET program averaged 1.991 million total viewers, of whom 402,000 were in the advertiser-coveted age demographic of 25 to 54 and 270,000 were in the other key demo of ages 18 to 49.
Kimmel’s show brought in an average of 1.579 million, with 411,000 between 25 and 54 and 287,000 between 18 and 49.
Next came Gutfeld’s 11 p.m. ET offering, pulling in 1.515 million total average viewers. Of those, 305,000 were between 25 and 54 and 181,000 were between 18 and 49. These numbers are notable because fewer American households have cable than the broadcast networks.
Jimmy Fallon’s “Tonight Show” on NBC came next with 1.395 million total average viewers. Fallon did beat Gutfeld — and everybody else — in the 25-to-54 demo, pulling in 416,000 average viewers there.
In the 18-to-49 demo, the 11:35 p.m. ET show led by an even bigger margin: Fallon secured 315,000 average viewers in that age range.
…MSNBC’s “The 11th Hour with Brian Williams” brought in an average of 1.375 million live and same-day viewers from April 5 to May 3. Of those, 210,000 were in the key demo of 25 to 54. Over on CNN, the second hour of Don Lemon’s “CNN Tonight” brought in 690,000 total average viewers, with 215,000 of them in the demo. “Gutfeld!” tops every hour of CNN’s programming in total average viewers, in fact.
Beat Kimmel and Fallon in total viewers, topped Colbert and the aforementioned in the 25-54 demo: https://t.co/zm1s1hQzg3
— Joe Concha (@JoeConchaTV) May 19, 2021
This is actually a pretty incredible achievement for a late night show on a cable news network to be even close to the "big" late night shows, much less overtaking them
— El Capitan 'Murica (@ElCapitanMurica) May 19, 2021