Fox News Channel host Bill O’Reilly kicked off 2016 with something he hadn’t accomplished since early 2014.
The O’Reilly Factor averaged over 3 million viewers for all five of his shows last week, from Jan. 4-8. The last time The Factor surpassed 3 million viewers for all five shows during a particular week was from Jan. 27-31, 2014.
Meanwhile, O’Reilly’s former production assistant-turned-sidekick Jesse Watters, who fills in on occasion has delivered a strong demo number as a guest co-host, out performing other guest hosts including FNC personalities such as Eric Bolling. When Watters substitutes for O’Reilly, he averages 339,000 viewers in the key demo compared to Bolling’s demo average of 328,000.