Oh, Shepard Smith. The former Fox News host viewers loved to hate haven’t followed him over to CNBC for his new show, “The News with Shepard Smith.” As a matter of fact, not many people at all have been following Smith’s new show, whether they used to watch him on Fox or not.
According to a report by Mediaite, Smith’s show has finished dead last among cable news shows occupying the 7 p.m. time slot.
Between September 30 and October 22, The News with Shepard Smith was at the bottom of 7 p.m. cable news ratings — behind MSNBC’s Joy Reid, CNN’s Erin Burnett and Fox News’ Martha MacCallum — with an average of 272,000 viewers.
As far as the business network competition goes, Smith’s show placed behind the 7 p.m. repeat of Fox Business show Lou Dobbs Tonight, which pulled in 305,000 viewers (Dobbs initially airs at 5 p.m.).
Think about that. Smith couldn’t beat a re-run.
Smith announced he was leaving Fox News a little over a year ago in mid-October 2019. Smith was one of the more popular Fox News hosts, with “Shepard Smith Reporting” holding down the mid-afternoon slot on the network. Once President Donald Trump was elected, Smith took what some feel was a left turn in his presentation that caused some regular Fox News viewers to repeatedly criticize him.
Here’s his last address on Fox News:
H/T: Washington Examiner