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A brand new ebook by former CNN chief media correspondent Brian Stelter claims that Fox News host Jeanine Pirro’s government producer referred to her as a “reckless maniac.”
Before it was printed within the Daily Beast’s Confider newsletter, a portion of Stelter’s upcoming ebook, “Network of Lies: The Epic Saga of Fox News, Donald Trump, and the Battle for American Democracy,” was leaked. It described Pirro’s relationship with Fox News administration.
The ebook claims that Fox News administration deliberate for Pirro’s promotion to common co-host on “The Five” to be a demotion as a result of her now-canceled weekend present, “Justice with Judge Jeanine,” was a significant car for spreading the parable that Dominion Voting Systems performed an element within the 2020 election’s alleged manipulation. Fox News later reached a $787.5 million settlement with Dominion.
“Pirro was a problem,” two nameless sources informed Stelter, “because of her stubborn, slavish Trumpiness and because she had clashed with Fox executives who had grown tired of her histrionic shenanigans.”
It was additionally reported that Pirro had accused administration of “censorship” for suggesting modifications to the opening monologues of her weekend present, Justice with Judge Jeanine.
A earlier submitting within the Dominion lawsuit indicated that Pirro had turn out to be so uncontrollable that her government producer had referred to as her a “reckless maniac.” Stelter asserts that it was her negligence that in the end precipitated Fox to cancel her present.
Since “nobody wanted to deal with her,” as one of many sources put it, Pirro was demoted to The Five, the place she misplaced the liberty to pen her monologues and choose the company she interviewed.
Ironically sufficient, Pirro’s “demotion” to “The Five” resulted in her gaining a far bigger viewership.
A supply aware of the matter informed Mediaite that demotion is “completely inaccurate,” noting that “you don’t get demoted to the number one show in cable news that’s on five nights a week.”
Fox News as soon as once more topped all cable information networks in October, however solely CNN and MSNBC gained viewers in comparison with final 12 months.
Fox News’ prime-time viewers dropped to 2.12 million viewers, or 7% lower than in October 2022. MSNBC’s viewers grew by 12% to 1.33 million, whereas CNN’s grew by 16% to 722,000. In the 25-54 demo, Fox News averaged 256,000, off by 13%, whereas CNN averaged 167,000, up 25%, and MSNBC posted 132,000, up 16%.
Overall, Fox News’ 1.36 million viewers have been down 8% from a 12 months in the past, whereas MSNBC’s 895,000 viewers have been up 19%, and CNN’s 600,000 viewers have been up 12%. Fox News’ common viewership amongst adults 25–54 fell by 15%, whereas CNN gained 17% and MSNBC gained 23%.
The Five on Fox News attracted 3 million viewers, making it the most-watched cable information present as soon as once more. Hannity got here in second with 2.58 million viewers, adopted by Special Report with 2.21 million, The Ingraham Angle with 2.17 million, and Jesse Watters Primetime with 2.58 million.
Hannity (300,000), Gutfeld! (292,00), Jesse Watters Primetime (270,000), and The Ingraham Angle (244,000) have been the following 4 packages, with a mean of 316,000 adults aged 25-54, Deadline reported.
MSNBC stories that Rachel Maddow’s Monday night time present pulls in a mean of two.5 million viewers.
With fixed new developments, the networks all claimed victory. Fox News claimed its primetime viewers outnumbered these of CNN and MSNBC put collectively. Both MSNBC and CNN reported will increase of their whole day audiences; CNN famous that its improve was the most important proportion amongst its rivals and that it was the best since March 2022.
Meanwhile, NewsNation reported a rise of 23% in whole viewers and a 38% improve within the 25-54 demo for its weeknight primetime programming. The final week of the month additionally marked the highest-rated week in whole days for the community, with a mean of 67,000 viewers and 13,000 within the 25-54 demo.