Meghan McCain appears to be needling her former “View” co-host and ABC co-star Sara Haines with a sly dig about her rankings.
Haines give up “The View” in July 2018 and introduced she was taking over a gig with Michael Strahan to co-host the “Good Morning America” spinoff.
Amid rumors the pair had by no means truly bought on, McCain praised Fox Information’ Harris Faulkner — whose present goes up towards Haines and Strahan within the 1 p.m. ET timeslot — for beating her competitors.
She wrote, “So proud of you Harris, (not that you need the accolades). Thank you for always being a woman I can look up to in this industry, for all the goals I wish to achieve myself, and for being a pillar of strength and friendship I can rely on. And you do it all with grace and class.”
Faulkner tweeted a link to a narrative that said her present “Outnumbered Overtime with Harris Faulkner” is proving it might beat a broadcast competitor in the identical timeslot.
The Wrap reported that in accordance with Nielsen stats, “Outnumbered Overtime” has overwhelmed ABC’s “Strahan and Sara” eight instances out of 17 episodes in July, and almost 20 instances in 2018.
The FNC present additionally ranks as the highest cable information program in its timeslot with 1.three million complete viewers, 207,000 of that are in the important thing 25-54 demographic.
Faulkner informed the positioning: “We’ve been able to do some ambitious things, and we knew going into this that’s what we were hungry to produce and what the audience wanted … What I love about those interviews is you get a feeling of primetime in the afternoon.”
And she tweeted: “Feel so blessed for #foxnews viewers who have lifted me along my journey. #BlessedAndGrateful.”
An ABC spokesperson insisted: “This is ridiculous. Maybe your source should check TV Guide — in a good portion of the country, those shows aren’t even on at the same time. Meghan can be proud of a friend’s success and her ABC pals, too.”
A supply added: “Meghan was congratulating and supporting a friend nothing more than that.”
The supply identified that Faulkner had beforehand been a visitor on “The View.”
In the meantime, Web page Six reported final month reported that Keke Palmer is becoming a member of Strahan and Haines as a full-time co-host.
The singer and actress impressed ABC when she crammed in as a visitor host when Haines was on maternity depart. She returned final month.
The ABC daytime present changed “The Chew” however has struggled with rankings because it debuted final yr.
It was known as “GMA Day” till ABC modified the title in January.
We revealed that the community is hoping Palmer, who turns 26 this month, will appeal to youthful viewers.
There have been even experiences that ABC bosses had been even giving tickets away to the present, though as Cindy Adams mentioned: “Yeah, they’re adding another host, Keke Palmer, hoping to attract younger viewers. But that could mean adding another name onto the show’s title, which could make it sound like it’s a law firm.”