ET, replacing “The Five,” which will return to its 5 p.m. Conservative firebrand Hannity will now go head-to-head with ideological opposite Rachel Maddow on MSNBC. hour had been filled by “Fox News Specialists,” but the program was canceled Sept.
However, sexual harassment investigations have taken out two hosts — Bolling and prime-time star Bill O’Reilly.
Ingraham’s solid following among conservative viewers is expected to maintain Fox News’ ratings levels, which have remained strong despite the disruption to the lineup.
The network is still the most-watched cable news channel in overall viewers and the advertiser-favored age group of 25- to 54-year-olds.
In January, the network also moved Tucker Carlson into the 9 p.m. Ingraham has been a fixture at Fox News since 2007, once serving as one of the few substitutes for O’Reilly on “The O’Reilly Factor.” She was earning close to $2 million a year as a contributor.