The O'Reilly Factor (1996– )
The first official night without The O'Reilly Factor saw the 8 p.m. telecast of Tucker Carlson Tonight average 3.2 million viewers and 636,000 adults 25-54, per early returns from Nielsen Media. Though it will be some time before there's a sense of how Carlson's numbers compare to O'Reilly's, he at least successfully kept the hour as...
After much speculation, Fox News confirmed today that O'Reilly, currently on vacation, would not be returning to the network. O'Reilly's demise at Fox News came after an investigation was initiated after a New York Times story reported on claims that several women were paid $13 million...
In a statement on Wednesday, 21st Century Fox announced that the 67-year-old political commentator will not be returning to the channel, after multiple settlements involving sexual harassment allegations against him were recently disclosed. O'Reilly has denied the allegations against him.
"After a thorough and careful review of the allegations, the Company and Bill O'Reilly have agreed that Bill O'Reilly will not be returning to the Fox News Channel," the statement reads.
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O'Reilly has been off the air since April 12, and was originally scheduled to return to his highly rated show, The O'Reilly Factor, on Monday, after what he said was a pre-planned vacation. The longtime anchor has been under fire recently, following a New York Times report earlier this month that he and the company reached settlements with five
"After a thorough and careful review of the allegations, the Company and Bill O’Reilly have agreed that Bill O’Reilly will not be returning to the Fox News Channel," a statement read.
The O'Reilly Factor host's exit comes one year after former Fox News chief Roger Ailes stepped down amid sexual harassment claims. O'Reilly has been with the...
The conservative political pundit has been under fire since a scathing New York Times article detailed over $13 million in legal settlements paid out by O’Reilly and the network to female staffers who raised sexual harassment and verbal abuse allegations against him.
In the wake of that news, O’Reilly’s nightly program lost a slew of blue-chip advertisers and there have been calls for his resignation or firing...
"When you're on The O'Reilly Factor, you're in and you're out. When I was with him, I'd be going over my notes, and he'd be going over his, and there's nothing inappropriate," Deneen Borelli told The Hollywood Reporter in an interview Tuesday. "The one time he commented on me personally, he admired a cross I was wearing, saying he bought one for his daughter that was very similar to mine," added Borelli.
The latest accusation against...
The woman worked for a different broadcaster in 2008 while this was going on, but The O'Reilly Factor host's office was near her desk, the attorney claims.
"He would never talk to her, not even hello, except to grunt at her like a wild boar," Bloom tells The Hollywood Reporter. "He would leer at her. He would always do this when no one else was around and she was scared."
In the past few weeks since The New York Times reported that O'Reilly and Fox News have allegedly paid $13 million to women who claimed that he sexually harassed or verbally abused them, several groups have boycotted and called for advertisers to drop The O'Reilly Factor.
Ultraviolet has called for a boycott, and later published an open letter to 21st Century Fox CEO James Murdoch to...
Over the past 15 years, O'Reilly has paid almost $13 million in settlements to five women who either worked for or appeared on his popular Fox News show, The O'Reilly Factor. The host engaged in "verbal abuse, lewd comments, unwanted comments" and "phone calls in which it sounded as if [he] was masturbating," The New York Times recently reported.
Despite O'Reilly's settlements, the network stood by their employee, claiming that
"The scandal that everyone's been talking about all week, a scandal no one thought I'd have the guts to address head on, about the shocking allegations of gross misconduct and abuse of power… that have been levied against the Obama administration," Baldwin's host said at the top of the O'Reilly Factor sketch, sidestepping the controversy.
After a commercial break – "As you know, 60 of our
Louis C.K.'s fourth episode was in line with his
The Fox News anchor has been in hot water recently over sexual harassment allegations which lead to a number of advertisers cutting ties with The O'Reilly Factor. Baldwin as O'Reilly addressed the claims, and had on one of his most vocal supporters: Donald Trump (also played by Baldwin).
The hilarious lampooning was made possible by pre-taping Trump's half of the conversation and allowing O'Reilly to work off of it, but it brought a fresh life to Baldwin's celebrated involvement in season 42.
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O'Reilly thanked Trump for supporting him when it comes to the sexual misconduct claims, although Trump admitted that he didn't actually know much about the case.
"I'm more familiar
The O'Reilly Factor lost its No. 1 status in the demo for the night — which featured his third original telecast since The New York Times broke the news that he and Fox News Channel have settled multiple sexual harassment claims levied against the top-rated host — to MSNBC's resurgent The Rachel Maddow Show. Maddow, fresh off of key wins in March, outperformed O'Reilly by 8 percent on Wednesday night. She averaged 607,000 adults...
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