Fox News Nears Multimillion-Dollar Deals With Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity
Bill O'Reilly and Sean Hannity are nearing agreements to stay on at Fox News Channel for the foreseeable future.
A Fox rep confirms to The Hollywood Reporter that its two flagship hosts are finalizing terms of multiyear, multimillion-dollar deals that will keep them at the top-rated cable news network.
O'Reilly and Hannity host the top two broadcasts on all of cable news, with The O'Reilly Factor dominating all other hours for 125 months running. The Sean Hannity Show trails O'Reilly significantly but beats everyone else.
In the first quarter, O'Reilly averaged 2.9 million nightly viewers (595,000 in the 25-54 demo) over Hannity's 2.1 million (475,000 in the demo).
O'Reilly and Hannity were among the original hosts when FNC launched October 1996, and the new deals will take both past the 20-year mark with the network. They're expected to complete their deals within the week.