These are dark days at Fox News.
A few days ago, Fox Business gave longtime primetime host Lou Dobbs the boot after his endless lies about how voting machines and software had allegedly thrown the election to Joe Biden. Dobbs was fired even though his ratings were very good.
Fox News host Sean Hannity, on the other hand, has also been spreading falsehoods about Smartmatic and Dominion Voting Systems, but unlike Dobbs, his ratings are in the toilet and going lower by the day.
How bad are things for Hannity? Two days ago, Showbiz411 reported that MSNBC host Rachel Maddow had creamed Hannity by over 1 million viewers in the 9:00 p.m. timeslot, which is widely considered to be the most valuable hour in cable news:
“Rachel Maddow made it four for four again this week. On Thursday night she once again trounced Sean Hannity at 9pm in the cable news race.
“Maddow scored just over 4 million viewers on MSNBC on Thursday, a high for the week and her fourth day in a row of killing it.
“Sean Hannity, literally dying on the vine, came in with 2,858,000 viewers. Hannity has literally lost 2 million viewers over the last three or four months.”
So if Dobbs was given the heave-ho while his ratings were steady, what might happen to Hannity if he continues to lose to Maddow? Considering that his employer is being sued for $2.7 billion as a result of Hannity’s lies, his chair is probably getting uncomfortably warm right about now.
How did Hannity react to the news that his ratings are tanking? As you’d expect: He attempted to distract from his own plight by trying to trash CNN:
Damn! That reeks of desperation and flop sweat.
There was a time when Hannity was thought to be invincible. But those days are gone, and his star is falling quickly.
Don’t be surprised if Fox decides to part ways with Sean very soon. He’s now a liability they simply can’t afford.