Unlike its competitors, Fox News has had a consistent prime time lineup for nearly its entire existence: Fox Report with Shepard Smith at 7pmET, The O’Reilly Factor at 8, Hannity & Colmes at 9 and On the Record with Van Susteren at 10. In fact, H&C is the only FNC show that has remained in its original time slot since the network launched 12 years ago. It’s been the #1 rated show at 9pm since 2003, and FNC’s second-highest rated program after The Factor.
So, what’s behind the move? Insiders tell us Colmes was looking for a change and went to programming SVP Bill Shine several months ago. The idea was tabled until after the election and a new deal reached within the past few weeks.
So, what do you think?
> Update @ 9:37pmET: The NYTimes’ Brian Stelter reports tonight H&C will soon just be H: “[T]wo people close to the network said that Sean Hannity…would become the sole host of the hour. The people requested anonymity while speaking about private deliberations.”