Fox News Sets Laura Ingraham Show
Fox News Monday officially announced the Oct. 30 launch of its new primetime news program The Ingraham Angle, starring conservative talk personality Laura Ingraham.
The series will debut in the daily 10 p.m. timeslot on the network, moving the Sean Hannity-hosted series Hannity to the 9 p.m. slot, where it will go head to head with MSNBC’s top rated series The Rachel Maddow Show.
Fox News talk show series The Five, which currently airs at 9 p.m., will move back to its former 5 p.m. time slot, according to Fox.
The move comes nearly two weeks after Fox News cancelled its 5 p.m. show The Fox News Specialists after that show's host Eric Bolling parted ways with the network after sexual harrassment allegations surrounding Bolling surfaced.
“We are delighted to unveil this new primetime schedule for both our current and future generation of loyal FNC fans,” said Suzanne Scott, Fox news president of programming in a statement. “Over the last decade, Laura’s extraordinary insight, expertise and strong voice have connected with our viewers across the network’s programming. We look forward to her providing the audience with her exceptional commentary, engaging insight and spirited debate.”
According to Fox News, The Ingraham Angle will feature Ingraham as she challenges decision makers to focus on everyday, hard-working Americans as well as highlight the importance of faith in our nation and reveal stories that showcase the American spirit.
The announcement comes as Fox News remains among the most watched networks on cable television. The network was the highest rated network in primetime this past summer and has either held or shared the top spot on the weekly primetime cable ratings charts for the last 16 weeks, according to Nielsen.
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