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Whose Evening Slot Will Megyn Kelly Get When Gretchen and Hasselbeck Get Slots on Fox News?
General/Chat | 11 Jul 13 | Xzins

Posted on 07/11/2013 6:24:16 AM PDT by xzins

The word is that Gretchen Carlson is going to Meg Kelly's slot when Meg Kelly moves to some unannounced evening time slot. Apparently, the newly hired Elizabeth Hasselbeck with become the morning Fox on the Fox and Friends couch.

Whither goeth Meg Kelley.

1. Not replacing O'Reilley, Hannity, or Greta. Unless one of those are announcing retirement or a new partnership (Hannity and Kelly?), neither of which seems likely to me, then she'll not be replacing those flagship programs for Fox News.

2. That leaves 2 evening slots, one I like but don't watch, and the other of which I don't like and don't watch, respectively "Brett Baier" and "Shep Smith".

Baier is the traditional news program, the 6 o'clock time slot that is supposed to be hard news. I don't see him leaving. I'd like to watch his show more -- I even like it -- but 6 o'clock is seldom available to me, and he is on only that one time.

Shep, on the other hand, has 2 shows, and that alone makes his evening slot the most vulnerable. Besides that, his show just isn't that interesting. He isn't either. That makes Smith a weaker lead in for O'Reilly than it possibly could be under Megyn Kelly.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Local News; Society
KEYWORDS: elizabeth; foxnews; gretchen; kelly

1 posted on 07/11/2013 6:24:16 AM PDT by xzins
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To: xzins

Please get rid of Shep.

I hate his delivery. I hate his snarkiness.

I especially hate how he was walking down Bourbon Street the day after Katrina saying how NOLA missed a bullet. All the while, the levees were being breached.

I hate him, I hate him, I hate him.


2 posted on 07/11/2013 6:30:16 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (Does anybody really know what time it is? Does anybody really care?)
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To: xzins

Fox Business News?

Gerri Willis may be a possible bump, though I find the Willis Report to be pretty informative on a specialized level. Maybe as a rotating host position?


3 posted on 07/11/2013 6:31:21 AM PDT by alloysteel (Unattended children will be given a Red Bull and a free Kazoo. Reminds me of Congress...)
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To: xzins

I could see that, though I’m not convinced that Greta is safe.


4 posted on 07/11/2013 6:34:02 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: alloysteel

Nah, they’re putting Kelly on their main channel, during primetime.

My bet is they move Greta down an hour. And put Kelly in the spot Greta is occupying right now.

This lineup has the highest ratings and makes the most money out of any cable news. They’ll just add to it.

Besides about 1/3rd of the time Greta stays on late anyway.. especially if there is big news that lasts late into the night.


5 posted on 07/11/2013 6:35:33 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: 9YearLurker

My bet is they move Greta down an hour. And put Kelly in the spot Greta is occupying right now.

This lineup has the highest ratings and makes the most money out of any cable news. They’ll just add to it.

Besides about 1/3rd of the time Greta stays on late anyway.. especially if there is big news that lasts late into the night.

Greta responded in a tweet recently saying she just signed a long term deal with Fox, for a prime time show and that she’s not going anywhere.


6 posted on 07/11/2013 6:36:32 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: xzins

Hope it’s Shep S&%^


7 posted on 07/11/2013 6:39:03 AM PDT by capt B
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To: Vermont Lt
I especially hate how he was walking down Bourbon Street the day after Katrina saying how NOLA missed a bullet. All the while, the levees were being breached.

Lots of people said that. And they were right.

Katrina essentially missed NOLA. The devastation that ensued was the result of flooding caused by decades of corrupt practices in building and maintaining levees, not of a windstorm.

And of course by GW Bush sending in special forces to sabotage the levees so as to hurt black people.

8 posted on 07/11/2013 6:40:32 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Vermont Lt

He’s an Ole Miss alum. That’s reason enough to get rid of him. Lol!!


9 posted on 07/11/2013 6:40:55 AM PDT by mothball
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To: capt B

O’Reilly has an arrogance that offends the viewer.


10 posted on 07/11/2013 6:41:42 AM PDT by Rapscallion (Obama does not know how bad he really is.)
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To: xzins

If they boot Greta to a later time-slot, I will NEVER watch FOX again. I seldom watch TV anymore but if they do this, DONE.


11 posted on 07/11/2013 6:41:55 AM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: xzins

Who cares. I don’t watch liberal Fox or any of the initials anymore.


12 posted on 07/11/2013 6:43:08 AM PDT by RetiredArmy (1 Cor 15: 50-54 & 1 Thess 4: 13-17. That about covers it.)
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To: Vermont Lt

Right. Get rid of this cupcake. He could probably get a slot at MSNBC and then I wouldn’t have to look at him.

Don’t screw with Megyn. (I mean this in a nice way) She’s one of the best!


13 posted on 07/11/2013 6:43:53 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: Sherman Logan

And the responsible reporters were saying, “Yes, the bulk of the storm was to the {east, I think}, but we are not out of the woods yet.”

Shep is just a prissy little ass-hat.

He inserts comments as “toss aways” trying to be an every man. The problem is that much of the time his toss-away lines are simply inaccurate or biased in a way that makes his delivery of any real news suspect.

My God, there are people on MSNBC that do a better job reporting the news.


14 posted on 07/11/2013 6:46:27 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (Does anybody really know what time it is? Does anybody really care?)
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To: xzins
1. Schlep Shep
2. Blowhard O'Blowhard
3. Hannitizer RINO
15 posted on 07/11/2013 6:52:15 AM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: ConservativeMan55

Interesting.


16 posted on 07/11/2013 6:54:08 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: VRWC For Truth

Max Robbins was on with Howie Carr yesterday and said Greta is trying to get her old job at CNN back.


17 posted on 07/11/2013 6:54:25 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Vermont Lt

I must admit I didn’t see Fox that day, but I distinctly remember various news stories showing an essentially undamaged NO soon after the sun came up. I remember one shot of downtown buildings with few if any broken windows.

The bulk of the storm was indeed to the east, as I spent the ensuing several months working to help clean up the damage in MS.

Final landfall was ~40 miles east of NO, and the damage as always was greater on the east side of landfall than the west.


18 posted on 07/11/2013 6:54:44 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Vermont Lt
Please get rid of Shep.

But he's soooo cute!! ...those eye-lashes! ...that smile!

Don't be a hater, bro.

j/j

19 posted on 07/11/2013 6:57:45 AM PDT by TexasCajun (Creepy-Ass Cracker)
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To: ConservativeMan55

If they move Greta to 9 oclock and put Kelly at 10, then what do they do with Hannity, who is now at the 9 oclock slot you’re putting Gretchen into?


20 posted on 07/11/2013 7:03:33 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: massgopguy

I read that Greta was saying she isn’t going anyplace.


21 posted on 07/11/2013 7:04:28 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: xzins

You’re all mixed up lol. Gretchen works on Fox and Friends. She will be working during the day.

Right now this is the Fox lineup at night.

Bret

Shep

OReilly

Hannity

Greta

OReilly Rerun

My bet is Greta moves into the OReilly rerun spot and Kelly is put into the spot Greta now occupies.


22 posted on 07/11/2013 7:07:37 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: xzins

At the end of her show last night Greta said she is making an announcement tonight (Thursday) and to tune in. Maybe this is the answer.


23 posted on 07/11/2013 7:12:15 AM PDT by bunster
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To: Irenic

I like Gretta better than Kelly,Sorry but Kelly is starting to get on my nerves.


24 posted on 07/11/2013 7:14:29 AM PDT by Sophia777
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To: ConservativeMan55

On the East coast they start replaying BOR at 11:00 pm. Perhaps they will delay 1hour and bump Hannity to 10:00 and Greta to 11:00 pm.


25 posted on 07/11/2013 7:16:24 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: Sophia777

I was a big Kelley fan but somewhere after the birth of her second child I started to really dislike the woman.


26 posted on 07/11/2013 7:17:38 AM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

I don’t think they move O’Reilly or Hannity. Those are their two highest rated programs.

I think they bump Greta down an hour.


27 posted on 07/11/2013 7:17:43 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: ConservativeMan55

Moving to 11 pm is not a win for Greta. In fact, it’s probably a slap in the face. She also has excellent ratings.

A 7 oclock slot is a gift to anyone, and Shep is wasting it.

My guess remains Shep keeps his early slot (3 pm?) and loses his 7 pm slot.


28 posted on 07/11/2013 7:20:28 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: bunster

I hadn’t heard that.


29 posted on 07/11/2013 7:21:27 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: Sophia777

I like Greta-a very thorough reporter lining up the best to interview, although I’m tired of hearing from rhinos McCain and Graham. I pass over Sean to watch Greta. I like Meghan. I guess we’ll find out tomorrow.


30 posted on 07/11/2013 7:23:16 AM PDT by Cordio
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To: xzins
Hannity needs the most help.

He is incapable of bringing any weight to the issues he addresses.

He sets up platitudes and asks guests to agree or not.

He has no depth to bring to the subjects he presents.

31 posted on 07/11/2013 7:23:17 AM PDT by G Larry (Let his days be few; and let another take his office. Psalms 109:8)
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To: xzins

I could see that option as well.


32 posted on 07/11/2013 7:24:23 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: xzins

The only hitch to that scenario is.. Sheps spot is not considered primetime.

OReillys show kicks off the primetime lineup.

They said Megyn would be moving to primetime.


33 posted on 07/11/2013 7:25:18 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: G Larry

So, are you suggesting Hannity goes back to tag-team, with something like Greta & Sean instead of Hannity and Colmes?

With his radio show, Hannity might want some relief.


34 posted on 07/11/2013 7:34:37 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: G Larry

Hannity has some incredible gifts as well, though.

He has a prodigious memory.

He is absolutely outstanding with groups in a moderator’s role.

Despite his flaws, and bending of the knee toward the powers that be, I think his heart is conservative.


35 posted on 07/11/2013 7:36:48 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: xzins

Prime time can also mean Saturday or Sunday nights.


36 posted on 07/11/2013 7:39:56 AM PDT by yellowhammer
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To: yellowhammer

That is actually true.

You think that with a new baby that she wants to cut down on time spent away? That makes sense.

They definitely have weaknesses in the weekend lineups.


37 posted on 07/11/2013 7:42:22 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: Rapscallion
O’Reilly has an arrogance that offends the viewer.

It offends about three million of them every night, a solid million+ more than any other host on FNC. Ratings trump aesthetics.

38 posted on 07/11/2013 7:44:11 AM PDT by ReignOfError
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To: Irenic

Most talking heads are preening, giggly chatterboxes who attempt to act intelligent.

Kelley comes across as a reasonably intelligent woman who attempts to act like a preening, giggly chatterbox.


39 posted on 07/11/2013 7:53:15 AM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: RetiredArmy

Pretty much my thoughts too. My care meter didn’t even beep.


40 posted on 07/11/2013 8:49:07 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: xzins

Gotta be Shep...he has a daytime slot...so why two. That would be a good move.


41 posted on 07/11/2013 8:51:23 AM PDT by ThomasMore (Islam is the Whore of Babylon!)
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To: Enterprise

Ditto. I have no reason whatsoever to watch FNC.


42 posted on 07/11/2013 8:51:35 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: xzins

Megyn and Sean would be my preference.

“Hannity and Kelly” if you will.


43 posted on 07/11/2013 8:52:15 AM PDT by G Larry (Let his days be few; and let another take his office. Psalms 109:8)
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To: RetiredArmy
Who cares. I don’t watch liberal Fox or any of the initials anymore.

I've just about had it with Fox News. I'm waiting to see what this new news channel that recently launched on July 4th will be like. Fox is virtually unwatchable on weekends and just about the same for every day of the week. I use CNS a lot and the only time I put Fox on is if I want to see live video of an ongoing event.

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2013/03/14/new-conservative-news-channel-coming-cable-july-4

http://www.oneamericanews.com/

44 posted on 07/11/2013 9:02:49 AM PDT by Wiggins
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To: Vermont Lt

Agreed smith should go. If he were only a fraction as smart as he thinks he is he would put Einstein to shame.


45 posted on 07/11/2013 9:47:02 AM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: xzins

Martha MacCallum does a fine job and is easy on the eyes as well. Would like to see her weekdays.

Greta does a good job. Move her up an d ditch oriller. He usually ruins the evening.


46 posted on 07/11/2013 9:57:47 AM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: Vermont Lt

Ditto Shep at 7 replacement


47 posted on 07/11/2013 10:05:35 AM PDT by griswold3 (Hillary Clinton is Diana Moon Glampers)
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