Fox News Channel is going all in for Donald Trump this week, announcing this morning that On the Record with Greta Van Susteren will host a town hall with the GOP front-runner on Wednesday. Trump will take questions from the FNC host and voters, live from the Hilbert Circle Theatre in Indianapolis ahead of the May 3 Indiana primary.
On the Record has been No. 1 in the news demo and total viewers in its timeslot for both categories in its 7pm/ET timeslot for 31 consecutive months?.
In April, Burnett’s show narrowed the gap significantly, trailing the FNC show by just 18K viewers in the news demo. That’s the smallest gap between the two since Van Susteren’s show debuted at 7 PM in October 201. (On the Record, however, hung on to its No. 1 status in the news demo, and total viewers, in April, making it 31 months.)
Meanwhile, this morning Trump was interviewed for 10-plus minutes via phone on Fox & Friends, where he talked about Lena Dunham’s vow to move to Canada now being part of his plan to Make America Great Again, among other weighty topics.
One day earlier, Fox News announced Trump had agreed to be Fox News Channel star Megyn Kelly’s big “get” for her very first primetime celebrity-interview special, airing May 17 on the Fox broadcast network. Extended portions of the special will air on FNC’s The Kelly File the next night.