While late night, partisan clown Stephen Colbert was comparing Capitol Hill protestors to the Taliban this week, Fox News’ Greg Gutfeld was overtaking him in the ratings with his late-night show Gutfeld.
The Wrap reports that “Fox News’ 11 pm Gutfeld! show finally trounced every other late-night show — including Stephen Colbert’s Late Show on CBS — in total viewership and the advertiser-coveted age category of 25 to 54” on Tuesday. “When the right-leaning program debuted in April, host Greg Gutfeld and his promotional team made no secret of their ambition to overtake late-night rivals, but Colbert blocked him from the top spot.”
But not anymore. Gutfeld! drew 2.120 million viewers on Tuesday night, with 434,000 of them falling into the coveted 25-54 age group. Colbert’s The Late Show, on the other hand, drew an average of 1.896 million total viewers, 423,000 of whom were in the critical demographic. Jimmy Fallon finished a distant third with 1.216 million viewers and 354,000 people in the demographic. Although it should be mentioned that Colbert, on the other hand, maintained his lead in the 18-49 demographic, garnering 322,000 viewers to Gutfeld’s 281,000.
Gutfeld! has been a ratings champion in late-night television since its April debut, easily beating Jimmy Kimmel, Bill Maher, and Trevor Noah in its first week, drawing an average of 1.57 million viewers in its first five episodes, easily beating the Tonight Show, which averaged 1.38 million viewers, and HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher, which averaged 1.08 million.
While the importance of Gutfeld! surpassing Colbert cannot be emphasized enough, its ratings were definitely influenced by the fact that it airs at 11 p.m. on the east coast and 8 p.m. on the west coast, whereas its late-night competitors air at 11 pm in both time zones.
Let’s face it, Based Gutfeld! is genuinely hilarious while Woke Colbert is insufferable.