Fox Slashed Ad Prices For Second Debate

Semafor reviewed the rates the network shared with one prospective ad buyer for both the first and second GOP primary debates. For the first debate, the cost of a single 30-second spot topped $495,000. But the same 30-second spot during Wednesday night’s contest cost just over $200,000.

Fox News Extends Bret Baier’s Contract

The Fox News anchor, who hosts the afternoon program Special Report and serves as FNC’s chief political anchor, has signed a contract extension with the cable news channel. Baier last signed a contract extension in 2021, in a deal that was set to run into 2026. It was not immediately clear how long Baier’s new contract runs, though Fox says it is a “multi-year” extension.

Fox News Draws 12.8M Viewers For Republican Debate, Well Ahead Of Expectations

Fox News drew more than 12.8 million viewers in its coverage of the first 2024 Republican presidential debate. The figure is the combined audience for Fox News and Fox Business Network, per Nielsen. The number also is well above expectations given the absence of Donald Trump from the stage.

Bret Baier To Moderate Debate Featuring Democratic, Republican Senators

Bret Baier, chief political anchor at Fox News Channel, will moderate the third installment of The Senate Project series, which features senators from different ends of the political spectrum debating key issues. Sens. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) are featured. It takes place Monday, June 12, at 11 a.m. ET at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate in Boston. The event will run live, commercial-free on Fox Nation and will air on Fox News Channel Sunday, June 18, at 10 p.m. ET.


McCarthy Defends Giving Tucker Carlson Jan. 6 Trove Access

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy vowed Tuesday to eventually make roughly 42,000 hours of sensitive Capitol Police security videos available to the broader public “as soon as possible,” but made it clear the Fox News commentator had first dibs. The Republican McCarthy is also supportive of giving access to some of the nearly 1,000 defendants being prosecuted for their roles in the siege.

Murdoch Admits Some Fox Hosts ‘Endorsed’ False Election Claims In Dominion Deposition

Fox Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch said in a deposition in an already-explosive defamation case against his company’s top business, Fox News, that “some of our commentators were endorsing” a series of claims that the 2020 election was stolen from former President Donald Trump, the latest revelation that suggests Fox executives could have been aware that some of the company’s hosts were pushing baseless assertions.

Fox News’ Howard Kurtz Says Company Won’t Let Him Cover Dominion Voting Case

Fox News host Howard Kurtz said on Sunday that the network will not allow him to cover the defamation lawsuit filed by Dominion Voting Systems against Fox. Kurtz said on his MediaBuzz show on Sunday that the company is not allowing him to cover the case, despite his belief that he should cover it since it is a “major media story.” He said that for now, he cannot talk about the case, but will let his audience know if that policy changes.


Fox News Documents Stun Some Legal Experts

The disclosure of behind-the-scenes emails and texts greatly increased the chances that Dominion will win its $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit against Fox, experts say.

Democrats Attack McCarthy Over Fox News Access To Jan. 6 Riot Videos

U.S. Congress Democrats accused House of Representatives Speaker Kevin McCarthy of endangering Capitol Police officers and potentially exposing security secrets if he releases thousands of hours of video footage from the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot to Fox News’ Tucker Carlson.

McCarthy Gives Tucker Carlson Access To Trove Of Jan. 6 Riot Recordings

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy has given Fox News’ Tucker Carlson exclusive access to 41,000 hours of Capitol surveillance footage from the Jan. 6 riot, McCarthy sources say. Carlson TV producers were on Capitol Hill last week to begin digging through the trove, which includes multiple camera angles from all over Capitol grounds. Excerpts will begin airing in the coming weeks.


Fox’s 2020 Split Screen Revealed

The stunning release of the candid opinions of the network’s hosts and executives paints a stark and damning picture of an outlet giving oxygen to claims of a “rigged” and “stolen” election — even as they privately admitted they were bogus.

Fox Hosts Didn’t Believe 2020 Election Fraud Claims

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Hosts at Fox News had serious concerns about allegations of voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election being made by guests who were allies of former […]

Fox Claims Dominion Cannot Prove $1.6B Damages In Defamation Case

Fox News on Thursday told a judge that Dominion Voting Systems has no evidence to support its “staggering” $1.6 billion damages claim in a defamation lawsuit over the network’s coverage of election-rigging conspiracy theories. Fox made the argument in a counterclaim filed in Delaware Superior Court, the latest development in a legal battle over Fox’s coverage of the 2020 U.S. presidential election.

Fox News Rides State of the Union Coverage To Cable Ratings Sweep

Fox News dominated the weekly cable primetime and total day charts, led by its coverage of President Biden’s Feb. 7 State of The Union address.  Fox News averaged 2.5 million viewers during the week of Feb. 6-12, easily besting second place MSNBC’s 1.3 million viewers, according to Nielsen. Fox News’ State of the Union address coverage averaged 4.7 million viewers, topping all broadcast and cable networks.

Fox News Must Face Smartmatic’s Lawsuit Over Election-Rigging Claims

A New York state appeals court rejected Fox News’ bid to dismiss a multibillion-dollar defamation lawsuit accusing the network of falsely accusing an electronic voting systems company of helping rig the 2020 U.S. presidential election to favor Joe Biden over Donald Trump. In a 5-0 decision, the Appellate Division in Manhattan said Smartmatic USA alleged in “detailed fashion” how Fox News and some anchors and guests “effectively endorsed and participated in (defamation) with reckless disregard for, or serious doubts about” whether the company engaged in election fraud.

Super Bowl Snub Is Latest Dust-Up Between White House, Fox News

The White House’s decision not to have President Biden sit down with a Fox News journalist for an interview during the network’s pregame coverage of this year’s Super Bowl signals a potentially frosty road ahead for Biden and the nation’s top cable news company. The two sides have given conflicting versions of what went on behind the scenes in the days before the interview, to be aired on Fox, was called off.

From Orange County To The Texas Border: How Bill Melugin Became A Fox News Fixture

Melugin has been a constant presence on Fox News with his frequent reports on migrant crossing on the southern border.

Fox News’ Benjamin Hall Urges Viewers To ‘Never Give Up’ In Emotional Return To Live TV

NY Times Asks Judge To Unseal Documents In Fox News Defamation Case

The New York Times asked a judge on Wednesday to unseal some legal filings that contain previously undisclosed evidence in a defamation suit brought against Fox News by Dominion Voting Systems, a company targeted with conspiracy theories about rigged machines and stolen votes in the 2020 election. Most of the evidence in the case — including text messages and emails taken from the personal phones of Fox executives, on-air personalities and producers in the weeks after the election — has remained under seal at the request of lawyers for the network.

Fox News Weatherman Adam Klotz Beaten On NYC Subway Train

A Fox News meteorologist was pummeled by a group of teens when he tried to stop them from harassing another straphanger on a Manhattan subway early Sunday, cops and the prognosticator said. Weatherman Adam Klotz, 37, recounted the vicious attack in an Instagram video, appearing bruised and battered as he described how he was coming home on a train after watching the New York Giants NFL playoff game at a bar when he saw “this older gentleman was being hassled by this group of seven or eight teens.

Alan Komissaroff, Fox News SVP Of News & Politics, Dies At 47

Alan Komissaroff, senior vice president of news and politics at Fox News, has died at age 47, two weeks after suffering a heart attack at his home, Fox News announced in a statement on Friday. “This is an extremely difficult day for all of us who worked closely with Alan, and we are completely heartbroken,” read the statement from CEO Suzanne Scott and Fox News President Jay Wallace.

Fox News Remains No. 1 In Total Day, Posts Week-To-Week Audience Gains

So Much For Primetime. Fox’s 5 P.M. Chat Fest Is The New King Of Cable News

How The Five surpassed Tucker Carlson in the ratings: It’s the “Avengers of Fox News” — but at an hour that reflects the increasing dominance of older viewers.

‘The Five’ Wraps Up Pre-Holiday Week With Another Ratings Win

Tulsi Gabbard Tears Into George Santos During Fox Interview: ‘Do You Have No Shame?’

Former Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) ripped into Rep.-elect George Santos (R-N.Y.) over his embellishments and fabrications about his background, asking him point-blank, “Do you have no shame?” Santos has emerged from days of silence following reports from The New York Times and other outlets this month that revealed misrepresentations, fabrications and lies about his personal background.

How Murdoch’s Media Empire Turned On Trump In 2022

An increasingly sour relationship between former President Trump, Fox News and the rest of Rupert Murdoch’s media empire that has been building for months has come to a head in the weeks following the midterm elections. It is a rift that is being watched closely in political and media circles given the power of Fox News and other media entities owned by Murdoch in potentially shaping the race for the GOP presidential nomination in 2024.

No Separate Trials For Murdochs In Dominion’s Defamation Suit

The ruling from Judge Eric Davis is the latest development in Dominion’s suit that accuses Fox News of perpetuating false claims of voter fraud.

In Testimony, Hannity And Other Fox Employees Say They Doubted Trump’s Fraud Claims

On Wednesday, lawyers for Dominion Voting Systems shared some of the strongest evidence yet that some Fox employees knew what they broadcast about the claims was false.

Fox News’ ‘The Five’ Topples ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’ To Become Cable News Ratings Leader

There is a new cable news ratings champion. Nielsen data for 2022 rank the Fox News roundtable program The Five as the most watched show in cable news with an average of 3.5 million viewers. The figure tops Tucker Carlson Tonight, which averaged 3.3 million viewers for the year. The figure for the Fox News primetime show is up 3% over 2021 when it was the most watched program for the year. But The Five grew more, up 17% over 2021.

MSNBC And CNN Shed Viewers In 2022, While Fox News Found New Ways To Dominate – Even With Democrats

Fox News CEO Suzanne Scott Named Mediaite’s Most Influential Person In News Media

Rarely has Mediaite put someone at the top of this list who isn’t a media star known to most of the country. But consider the stranglehold that Fox News has over the media industry and it’s easy to see why Suzanne Scott, the CEO of Fox News, is the most influential person in all of media.

Fox News Continues Its Reign Atop Cable News Landscape

Defamation Suit Against Fox Grows More Contentious

Lachlan Murdoch is set to be deposed on Monday, the latest in a flurry of activity in the high-stakes case.

Fox News Parts Ways With Lara Trump As Her Father-In-Law Starts Presidential Campaign

Fox News is parting ways with Lara Trump, a paid contributor, following the launch of her father-in-law Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. “We appreciate Lara’s valuable contributions across Fox News Media programming,” a spokesperson for the network said on Saturday. The network has previously ended employment with those who launch presidential campaigns or who are closely connected to them. Donald Trump announced his latest presidential bid last month. During his 2020 presidential campaign, she served as a senior consultant and surrogate.

Field And Remote Production’s Multiplying Options At NewsTECHForum

Leaders from Fox News, WPVI Philadalphia, Fox Television Stations and LiveU discuss how technologists and technology facilitating this effort to produce more content for more outlets while allowing creators to work from anywhere in a panel at TVNewsCheck’s NewsTECHForum event at the New York Hilton on Dec. 13. Register here.

Fox News Extends Mark Levin’s Multi-Year Deal

Fox News Remains No. 1 In Basic Cable For Week Of Nov. 7

Tulsi Gabbard, Former Democrat, Signs On As Fox News Contributor

Two Fox Journalists Were Killed In Ukraine. A Widow Still Searches For Answers

Michelle Ross-Stanton has spent months investigating the March 14 attack on her husband, Pierre Zakrzewski, and his colleagues outside Kyiv.

Fox News Finishes First In October Cable News Ratings