Since launching on January 18 as Fox News Primetime, the network’s 7 p.m. hour has cycled through seven hosts, one per week, as it looks to make a decision on a permanent host of the program.
Fox News contributor Lawrence Jones was the seventh (and presumably final) candidate to earn a tryout as host of Fox News Primetime, fronting the program last week. Republican congressman-turned-Fox News contributor Trey Gowdy will host the 7 p.m. hour this week for the second time.
Gowdy is the first repeat host of Fox News Primetime, which, in theory, should make him a frontrunner for the permanent gig. Gowdy just so happened to average a larger total audience when he hosted the hour than any other fill-in host has so far.
Brian Kilmeade, who hosted opening week, averaged the largest adults 25-54 audience of any host so far.
We did not receive an answer from Fox News when we asked what the network will factor into the permanent 7 p.m. host decision, but it would be naïve to think ratings won’t play a role in determining who ends up getting the coveted gig.
Here are the ratings for each Fox News Primetime candidate.
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Nielsen live-plus-same-day data through March 5, 2021