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Fox News Tops All of Cable Viewership for Quarter; CNN Up Triple-Digits in Primetime

29 March 2016 12:28 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

As the presidential primary races heated up, cable news networks scored some big ratings achievements this winter, highlighted by Fox News Channel’s first-ever quarterly total-viewer victory among all cable networks and CNN’s most-watched quarter in seven years. All three cable news networks saw nice spikes, but CNN’s were by far the largest, as the network — buoyed by more debates and town hall events than its rivals —  closed the demo gap with Fox News and pulled away from MSNBC.

The first quarter of 2016 was highlighted by surprisingly strong performances in primary races by Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders, the former the Republican front-runner and the latter giving Hillary Clinton a tougher battle than expected on the Democratic side. Both are credited with bringing millions of new voters to this primary season, and some of that heightened interest in the races has clearly resulted in higher ratings across the cable news board. »

- Rick Kissell

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Donald Trump Doubles Down on Muslim Ban After Attacks in ‘Disaster City’ Brussels (Video)

22 March 2016 6:04 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Gop frontrunner Donald Trump warned that America has to be very careful “as to who we allow into this country” when he called into “Fox & Friends” Tuesday morning to discuss the latest terror attacks in Brussels that have killed at least two dozen people. “I think it’s absolutely horrible,” Trump told Fox News hosts Steve DoocyAinsley Earhardt told and Brian Kilmeade. “I’ve been talking about this for a long time. Brussels was a beautiful place,” Trump said. “Zero crime, and now it’s a disaster city. It’s a total disaster and we have to be very careful in the United States… »

- Brian Flood

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Make Room on the Curvy Couch! Ainsley Earhardt Debuts on Fox & Friends

4 March 2016 1:45 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

There's a new "friend" in town. Following Elisabeth Hasselbeck's announcement that should would be leaving Fox News and Fox & Friends to focus on family, the network's morning show was left with an empty spot on its curvy couch. This week, that spot was filled by Fox News vet Ainsley Earhardt, who came to the show from Fox & Friends First, the show that airs in the hour ahead of Fox & Friends. "I'm so excited to wake America up everyday," Earhardt tells People. "This is the best time of my life. It just keeps getting better and better." And for her, »

- Diana Pearl

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Ainsley Earhardt Talks About Her ‘Fox and Friends’ Debut, Inevitable ‘SNL’ Parody

26 February 2016 10:53 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Ainsley Earhardt said she is well-prepared for her debut on Monday as the new co-host of “Fox & Friends,” stepping in for the outgoing Elisabeth Hasselbeck on Fox News’ morning show. “I can’t believe it’s happening and I can’t wait for Monday,” Earhardt told TheWrap. Earhardt, who joins Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade on the show, was named Hasselbeck’s permanent replacement last week while she was still away on maternity leave. She and her husband had a healthy baby girl, Hayden Dubose Proctor, back in November. Hasselbeck left the show in December after two years to dedicate »

- Brian Flood

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Ainsley Earhardt Named New “Fox & Friends” Co-Host

19 February 2016 12:39 PM, PST | ChannelGuideMag | See recent ChannelGuideMag news »

Fox News Channel has named Ainsley Earhardt as the new co-host of its highly rated morning program, Fox & Friends. The former Fox & Friends First Co-anchor will replace Elizabeth Hasselbeck, and will make her debut alongside Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade on Monday, Feb. 29. A rotating co-host will take Earhardt’s place on Fox & Friends First until a full-time replacement is named. Earhardt said in a statement, “I am grateful for this opportunity and am thrilled to join Steve and Brian on the curvy couch to deliver Americans their morning news.” Earhardt isn’t new to Fox news and … Continue reading →

The post Ainsley Earhardt Named New “Fox & Friends” Co-Host appeared first on Channel Guide Magazine. »

- Kellie Freeze

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Ainsley Earhardt To Replace Elisabeth Hasselbeck On ‘Fox & Friends’

17 February 2016 2:57 PM, PST | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Ainsley Earhardt has been tapped to replace Elisabeth Hasselbeck in her co-host position on Fox & Friends. Ainsley Earhardt Joining ‘Fox & Friends’ Roger Ailes, the chairman and CEO of Fox News, announced that Earhardt was being promoted from her co-host spot on Fox & Friends First to Fox & Friends alongside longtime hosts Steve Doocy […]

The post Ainsley Earhardt To Replace Elisabeth Hasselbeck On ‘Fox & Friends’ appeared first on uInterview. »

- Chelsea Regan

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TVLine Items: The Simpsons Goes Live, Big Bang Cast on Conan and More

16 February 2016 1:28 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Fox has officially lined up its next live television event — and this one is going to be really animated.

The network announced Tuesday that an upcoming episode of The Simpsons will feature a completely live segment, in which Marge, Lisa and Bart turn the show over to Homer, who will address his fans by commenting on the events of the day.

RelatedThe Simpsons Renewed: Fox Orders Seasons 27 and 28

Fans can tweet their questions to the cartoon patriarch using #HomerLive from Sunday, May 1, until Wednesday, May 4. The live portion — taking place on Sunday, May 15, at 8/7c — will air during both »

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Ainsley Earhardt to Replace Elisabeth Hasselbeck on ‘Fox & Friends’

16 February 2016 11:57 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Ainsley Earhardt will take over for Elisabeth Hasselbeck on “Fox & Friends” on Fox News, the cable network announced Tuesday. Earhardt, who has served as host of “Fox & Friends First” since 2012, will make her debut as co-host alongside Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade on Feb. 29. She replaces Hasselbeck, who left the show in December, stating that she wanted to spend more time with her family. Also read: Elisabeth Hasselbeck Cries During Goodbye to Fox News (Video) “Ainsley’s relentless work ethic, congeniality and enthusiasm for connecting with our viewers and staff are extremely refreshing,” said Fox News Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes in. »

- Reid Nakamura

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Ainsley Earhardt Replaces Elisabeth Hasselbeck On ‘Fox & Friends’ On February 29

16 February 2016 10:29 AM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Fox & Friends First co-anchor Ainsley Earhardt will debut February 29 as Elisabeth Hasselbeck’s replacement on Fox News Channel’s morning show Fox & Friends, the network announced this morning. Earhardt began her career at Fnc in 2007 as a correspondent, and has been co-host of Fox & Friends First, airing weekdays 5-6Am Et. She will be a familiar face for the franchise’s audience, having also served as a substitute co-host for both the weekday and weekend iterations of Fox… »

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Ainsley Earhardt to Join Fox News’ ‘Fox & Friends’ as Co-Host

16 February 2016 10:29 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Ainsley Earhardt will get a one-hour reprieve over at Fox News Channel.

After serving as co-host on early-bird program “Fox & Friends First” at 5 a.m., she will take on the co-host role at “Fox & Friends,” which starts on Fox News Channel an hour later.

As such, Earhardt, who joined Fox News Channel in 2007 after working for local CBS stations, will take over the role previously filled by Elisabeth Hasselbeck, who stepped down from the program late last year, citing a desire to spend more time with family.

She will  debut alongside hosts Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade on February 29. A rotating set of co-hosts will take Earhardt’s place on “Fox & Friends First” until a replacement is named, the 21st Century Fox-owned network said Tuesday.

Earhardt began her career at Fox News Channel as a correspondent. During her tenure on “Fox & Friends First,” she has served as a substitute co-host »

- Brian Steinberg

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Ainsley Earhardt Fills Elisabeth Hasselbeck's 'Fox & Friends' Vacancy

16 February 2016 10:21 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Fox News Channel is giving Ainsley Earhardt a bigger platform, moving her from Fox & Friends First to morning flagship Fox & Friends. Earhardt will officially join Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade as co-host Feb. 29, just two months after former occupant Elisabeth Hasselbeck departed the program. “Ainsley’s relentless work ethic, congeniality and enthusiasm for connecting with our viewers and staff are extremely refreshing," said Fox News chairman and CEO Roger Ailes in making the announcement. "She’s a superb team player and an excellent on-air host — we look forward to her joining the show during such

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- Michael O'Connell

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