Fox News Channel’s Sean Hannity hits a milestone currently: a consecutive 25 years, 6 months and 15 times in his job as aspect of Fox’s leading-rated key time lineup, which earns him the title of the longest-managing host in cable news historical past, breaking the record set by CNN’s Larry King. “I am particularly grateful to Fox Information Media and to our loyal, focused viewers whom I am proud to provide each evening,” Hannity reported in a statement launched by the community.
Hannity joined Fox’s key time lineup in 1996, as co-host of Hannity & Colmes, which pitted the conservative Hannity against the liberal Alan Colmes, which went head-to-head with Larry King Are living, at some point overtaking King in the ratings.
In 2009, Hannity turned the solo host of the 9 p.m. hour on Fox Information, which turned Hannity, a regular performer for the community, and from 2017 to 2019 the highest-rated present in all of cable news. Hannity presently draws far more than 3 million viewers every night, easily profitable the 9 p.m. hour and inserting the display amid the top 5 most-viewed exhibits in cable information.
Previous August, Hannity’s dwell job interview with previous President Donald Trump drew an audience of far more than 5.2 million viewers, dominating the Nielsen cable news rankings for the day.
In a 2018 job interview, I asked Hannity about his fiercely faithful viewers. “Irredeemable deplorables that cling to their Bibles and faith,” he explained with a chortle right before turning serious. “I have a pure passion that drove me into this small business and gets me up in the morning. And the untold tale about who I am … is that I am the overlooked gentleman, the neglected female.”
As for his critics—who at the time accused Hannity of using his top-rated clearly show to raise Donald Trump—Hannity instructed me “the total of time I shell out caring about it is zero. I don’t treatment…I test to be the most knowledgeable particular person I can be. We do the job genuinely challenging at receiving points ideal, and I really don’t mind getting separate and aside from every person else at all. In simple fact, I sort of relish it.”