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Fox Business Network Leads the Way During Market Hours

The network also delivered its highest-rated quarter in both business day (9:30 AM – 5 PM/ET) and total day (6 AM – 6 AM/ET) viewers since 2020.

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With inflation soaring and market volatility at all-time highs, Fox Business Network (FBN) is winning the ratings battle in business day and market hour viewers. According to a release from the network, FBN closed out the second quarter of 2022 as the number one network, outpacing CNBC according to Nielsen Media Research.

The network also delivered its highest-rated quarter in both business day (9:30 AM – 5 PM/ET) and total day (6 AM – 6 AM/ET) viewers since 2020.

FBN was the go-to destination for breaking business news, outpacing CNBC with a 6% advantage in total viewers (FBN 219,000 P2+ vs. CNBC 206,000 P2+). Additionally, the network’s total day viewership garnered 132,000 viewers, up 22% year-over-year.

For the second consecutive quarter, Kudlow (weekdays, 4 PM/ET), hosted by Larry Kudlow, delivered the highest-rated business news program on television, netting 306,000 total viewers. 

The show notched its best-performing quarter ever in total viewers, notably scoring a 49% advantage over CNBC’s Closing Bell, marking its third straight quarterly win in the category.

Maria Bartiromo’s Mornings with Maria (weekdays, 6-9 AM/ET) notched its third highest-rated quarter ever in total viewers (122,000 P2+) as well as its highest-rated quarter since Q1 2021 with the younger demo.

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Tucker Carlson Leaks Traced Back to Former Deadspin Editor

Burke, who is the husband of Tampa City Council member Lynn Hurtak, saw his home raided by FBI agents earlier this month.

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The FBI has traced leaked videos of former Fox News host Tucker Carlson back to former Deadspin video editor Timothy Burke.

Burke, who is the husband of Tampa City Council member Lynn Hurtak, saw his home raided by FBI agents earlier this month.

A report from the Tampa Bay Times claims a letter was sent to Fox News by the FBI asking the network to preserve information and records related to the investigation for 90 days. The investigation at Fox News “concerns allegations of unauthorized computer access, interception of wire, oral, or electronic communication, conspiracy, and other federal crimes”.

The reportedly hacked material includes the subsequent leaking of unaired portions of Carlson’s interview with Kanye West, which included anti-Semitic remarks, and also the “FOXLEAKS” series from Media Matters that showed Carlson complaining about his relationship with Fox News, among other things.

Many pundits, notably Megyn Kelly and Charlie Kirk, have argued that Fox News was behind the Media Matters leaks. The letter from the FBI to Fox News says both Media Matters and Vice News — who published the West interview clips — have not been accused of any wrongdoing.

Burke has been a prominent online video figure. He produced a video that has gone viral several different times showcasing local news anchors at all Sinclair-owned stations reading the same script about trust in journalism. He also co-authored the 2012 Deadspin report that showed revealed Notre Dame linebacker Manti Teo’s reported relationship and death of his girlfriend was a catfishing hoax.

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Sean Hannity Hosting Trump Town Hall on Fox News

The one-hour event will be pre-recorded and air in primetime at 9:00 PM ET.

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Fox News host Sean Hannity will host a town hall event with former President Donald Trump next week.

On his primetime television show Thursday, Hannity announced that he will be joined by Trump on Thursday, June 1st for an event in Iowa.

Trump sat down with CNN moderator Kaitlan Collins for a contentious town hall in New Hampshire earlier this month. At the live event, Trump took questions from Republican voters, while also clashing with Collins as she attempted to fact-check and limit his use of false statements.

In the Fox News town hall, the one-hour event will be pre-recorded and air in primetime at 9:00 PM ET. Fox News has aired several pre-recorded sit-down interviews with the former President in recent months.

Earlier this week, while discussing on his radio show whether or not each prospective Republican candidate deserves the same amount of coverage, Hannity shared he had scheduled the event with Trump, but could not remember the specific details.

The event will be taped in Clive, Iowa, a western suburb of Des Moines. It begins a slate of scheduled Republican town halls, as CNN will host events with Nikki Haley and Mike Pence in the following week.

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Kaitlan Collins Bids Farewell to CNN This Morning as Primetime Show Looms

“The gift of this show, for me, has been you. Thanks for the laughs, the fun, the many Starbucks orders, mostly the friendship.”

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CNN This Morning anchor Kaitlan Collins signed off from the show for the final time Thursday as she begins preparations to move to the network’s primetime lineup.

Collins will begin hosting the 9:00 PM ET program for CNN as it looks to regain its footing from a yearslong slide in the ratings. Recently, the network has seen some programs, including Anderson Cooper’s 8:00 PM ET show, defeated in the ratings by upstart Newsmax.

As she shared her final moments on the program with co-anchor Poppy Harlow, Collins shared her appreciation for the relationship she had built with her co-host.

“The gift of this show, for me, has been you. Thanks for the laughs, the fun, the many Starbucks orders, mostly the friendship,” Harlow said to Collins.

CNN This Morning debuted last fall as a three-person program with Collins, Harlow, and the now departed Don Lemon. Lemon and Collins reportedly clashed behind the scenes during a November episode that saw Collins leave the program early. The morning show has failed to gain much traction with viewers thus far, sitting at or below the network’s previous iteration — New Day — in average audience.

Collins is slated to begin her new primetime program in June. It is yet to be titled and a firm debut date has not been announced.

In the meantime, CNN will pair Harlow with a rotating panel of guest co-hosts before settling on a replacement for Collins.

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