If you are not watching Fox TV’s RedEye, you are sorely missing out. Granted, the 2:00 am CST Fox News Show is a tad hard to watch whilst most of us hard workers are snoozing the night away, but that’s what TiVo and VCR timers are for, right?
Saturday Night Live used to be before Loren Michaels ran the franchise into the ground. And there’s enough running in-jokes to make you recognizable to another Red Eye watcher as one of the cognoscenti.
And if you didn’t get that reference, you’re worse than Hitler. (Another in-joke, by the way . . . )
MSNBC’s David Shuster became a fan of Fox News’ late-night comedy/news hybrid Red Eye just in time for its three-year anniversary.
And it’s coming at a time when the 3amET show is seeing big ratings in the A25-54 demographic – even topping CNN prime time last week.
Just like when we highlighted the show’s ratings in September 2009 (which the FNC advertising department enjoyed as well, taking out full-page ads in the New York Post and others), the ratings for last week show Red Eye beating CNN again. This time, the show had better ratings in the A25-54 demographic than Campbell Brown at 8pmET and Larry King at 9pmET, and tied Anderson Cooper at 10pmET (Monday-Thursday).
For Friday’s third-anniversary show, there was a look back at the past few years, including the second episode – which was…fairly raw. And featured an unkempt, pre-Big-Everything Andrew Breitbart.
“I want to thank our awesomely awesome fans for watching and supporting us over the last three years,” said Gutfeld. “And if you didn’t support us, you’re worse than Media Matters.”
Set that VCR tonight. You’ll be hooked — and you’ll annoy the heck out of Anderson Cooper.
Hat Tip: Ace of Spades