Fox News host Greg Gutfeld took over the top spot the 11 p.m. time slot in America last week.
According to Forbes, the show “Gutfeld!” had an average total audience of 2.355 million viewers.
It was followed by CBS’ “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” with 2.143 million viewers, followed by NBC’s “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” at 1.318 million viewers and ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” with 1.084 million viewers.
Gutfeld also led in the important male 25-54 demographic with an average of 397,000 viewers in the 25-54 age group, followed by Colbert at 373,000 viewers, Fallon at 372,000 viewers and Kimmel at 264,000.
In an interview with Forbes, Gutfeld said he avoids the lecturing tone used in other shows.
“People don’t go to entertainment for homework,” he said. “You don’t pay for homework. And it feels like there’s been this modern kind of woke culture where everything is being informed with a lesson you have to learn — it’s like, I don’t need to be lectured. I didn’t come here to be told how this is oppression and I have to, like, learn about these things. I came to be entertained.”
“I spend a lot of time talking about media. Because I know the internal flaws of it. I know what’s wrong with things. Because I was in there and knew who I was working with. I know the assumptions that reporters and editors have, and how they try to please their peers,” he said.
It's good to have a breath of fresh air in late-night television and Gutfeld is providing just that.