In a never-ending conspiracy to mess with my sleep patterns, Fox “News” has decided to tack on another hour of live programming to the beginning of Fox and Friends. Beginning Monday Fox and Friends First will be the table setter for Fox "News" memes, starting 5AM EST. It’s like a prequel with the web only After The Show Show the sequel. According to an exclusive report at The Hollywood Reporter:
The move comes on the heels of recent 9 percent ratings growth, year over year, in total viewers. Fox & Friends averaged 1.2 million viewers in February, topping CNN and MSNBC's morning programming combined. The series also managed to best broadcast competition, the newly relaunched CBS This Morning, in several key markets, including Atlanta, Detroit, Cleveland and Orlando.
However, it appears as if the Three Stooges, also known as Gretchen Carlson, Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade, balked at being asked to punch the clock an hour earlier because:
Fox & Friends' fourth hour will be manned by a rotating pair of FNC personalities. Those already on deck to appear are Heather Childers, Dave Briggs, Ainsley Earhardt, Heather Nauert, Juliet Huddy, Julie Banderas, Anna Kooiman, Clayton Morris, Arthel Neville, Jamie Colby and Patti Ann Browne.
Which seems like another way of saying “the auditions for permanent hosts begin Monday morning at 5.” See you all bright and early on Twitter as I review the new Fox and Friends First in real time.
It is a wonderful time in ’murka’s hysteria when Roger needs another hour to fill up inanity.
Can we talk about the all important “demo”?