The morning news program “Fox & Friends”, a favorite of President Donald Trump, will expand its broadcast to five hours each weekday, Fox News announced Wednesday.
“As FOX & Friends continues to mark its most-watched year in network history, we are thrilled to give our viewers more of the morning franchise they love,” revealed Fox News president of programming Suzanne Scott.
Adding an additional hour at 4AM EST, “Fox & Friends First” will be hosted by Heather Childers. Beginning at 5AM EST, Jilian Mele and Rob Schmitt will take over. Once 6AM hits and until the 9AM end of the program, Steve Doocy, Ainsley Earhardt and Brian Kilmeade will co-host for the remainder of the morning.
According to data provided by AdWeek, Fox & Friends is on pace to have its best rated year in its 19 year history, delivering 1.5 million total viewers.
Also, with this morning lineup addition, Fox News now has more women anchoring and hosting programs than its cable news competition during weekdays.
Thank you @foxandfriends – great show!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 20, 2017