OLD Media Moves

Fox Business drops prime time programming

February 9, 2012

Posted by Chris Roush

Fox Business Network has dropped its prime time schedule from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. and replaced those shows with taped shows from earlier in the day, reports Brian Stelter of the New York Times.

Stelter writes, “For the last year or so, Fox Business has been showing ‘Freedom Watch,’ with Andrew Napolitano at 8 p.m.; ‘Power & Money,’ a business and politics show with David Asman at 9; and ‘Follow the Money’ at 10, with Eric Bolling, one of Fox’s staunchest critics of President Obama.

“All three will remain contributors. Mr. Asman will remain a co-anchor of ‘After the Bell,’ the 4 p.m. hourlong show on Fox Business, and Mr. Bolling will remain a co-host of ‘The Five,’ the 5 p.m. hourlong show on Fox News.

“Once the changes announced on Thursday take effect on Feb. 20, the shows featuring Gerri Willis, Neil Cavuto and Lou Dobbs at 5, 6 and 7 p.m. will be queued up again starting at 8. While those three programs have a high concentration of Republican politicians and conservative commentators as guests, they are not as overtly political as the shows they are replacing.

“In a statement, Kevin Magee, the executive vice president for Fox Business, said, ‘Neil Cavuto, Lou Dobbs and Gerri Willis are the most trusted names in business news, and this new lineup affords Fox Business viewers additional access to their no-nonsense take on the day’s financial events.'”

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