Hollywood news banter

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Matt Belloni, editorial director of The Hollywood Reporter, joins Kim Masters to discuss top entertainment news stories of the week.

  • When it comes to late night ratings, Stephen Colbert has officially come out ahead of Jimmy Fallon, in terms of total viewers. It’s a shocking turnaround, especially considering how long Fallon had dominated late night and how much Colbert struggled when he first took over as the host of the Late Show on CBS. He found his footing taking on Trump, and in return, got a major ratings boost.
  • In other surprising ratings news, Fox News fell to third place for the first time in 17 years, and MSNBC took the number-one cable news spot for the first time ever. Again, Trump is the reason. As the president continues to generate more stories, liberal viewers turn to people like Rachel Maddow for analysis, while Fox News has neglected to cover some of the stories at all.
  • Among all the turnover at Fox News in the past year, the last of the on-air old guard is Sean Hannity. Now, his future looks uncertain as well. While he continues to pursue conspiracy theories around the murder of DNC staffer Seth Rich, advertisers are bowing to pressure and dropping out of his show. Hannity now heads out on vacation, but Fox News says he will be back.




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