New York, NY—
Unfortunately for Fox News, ratings and viewership are continuing to plummet, with Fox News now firmly in third place behind MSNBC and CNN during the coveted prime time hours.
The purposefully conservative news network has lost its dominance in the cable news wars since its succession of high profile staff shakeups amid allegations of rampant sexual harassment, which prompted high profile employees to sue the network, such as Megyn Kelly and Gretchen Carlson. The fallout from both lawsuits and advertising boycotts brought down former ratings king Bill O’Reilly and even Fox CEO and founder Roger Ailes.
In an attempt to solve some of the network’s increasing lineup troubles, Fox has turned to former-Governor and part-time Fox commentator Mike Huckabee, giving Huckabee all three prime time hours in a desperate attempt to convince the network’s traditional viewers—rural conservatives, Southerners, and the elderly—a prime time host in their own image in order to convince them not to change the channel.
The new show is called “The Huckabee’s Knees,” and comes in three hour-long segments.
The first hour segment is a recap of Huckabee’s recent, least lame Twitter jokes, the second hour is dedicated to commentary about the Trump Administration (which routinely results in Huckabee arguing that his daughter and Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders hasn’t sold her soul lying for President Trump), and the third segment is just Huckabee eating several bowls of cheddar grits one after the other.
Huckabee’s new show is a unique angle for Fox News to take, and it remains to be seen if Huckabee is capable of competing against heavyweight prime time competitors Chris Hayes and Rachel Maddow of MSNBC, and Don Lemon and Anderson Cooper of CNN.
*This story is developing.*
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