UPDATE: Fox news honcho Roger Ailes said Hannity is a brand “viewers love and want to see,” according to Deadline. He did not directly dispel rumors that Kelly would get Hannity’s 9 p.m. time slot, but said “All of our stars will be back.”
He also said Fox News has “new deals with Hannity and Greta [Van Susteren] and Shep [Shepard Smith].” He also said Smith’s show will include some changes this fall. Smith has a 7 p.m. time slot.
The official announcement on Kelly’s new time slot is expected at the end of August.
Megyn Kelly is moving to the 9 p.m. time slot on Fox News, according to the Drudge Report. Fox News has announced Kelly’s move to prime-time, but has not yet announced the precise time slot. The Drudge Report revealed the timeslot on Thursday, citing “top sources.”
“It’s all about Megyn,” Drudge Report quotes the insider. “She is the new face of cable news. She has it all!”
Hannity is no slouch either. Variety reported on his milestone 1,000th broadcast as the top-rated news program in that time slot in May. Hannity’s show premiered in January 2009 and had won in terms of ratings in the 9 p.m. time slot for 52 consecutive weeks, according to Nielsen ratings company.
His show averages more than 2 million viewers, reported Variety.