Sean Hannity just broke this record set by Larry King

Sean Hannity has claimed the title of longest-running cable news host in television history, surpassing the late Larry King.

The Fox News anchor, who has been with the network since its inception in 1996, was a key element of the network’s primetime programming for 25 years, six months and 15 days, beating King’s record.

“Sean’s authenticity and insightful commentary has created one of the most enduring connections with our audiences, and it’s been an honor to watch him over the years,” said Suzanne Scott, CEO of Fox News Media.

“As a Fox News original, he helped transform the industry and we are incredibly proud of his extraordinary achievement.”

Hannity thanked the company, whose parent company also owns the New York Post, and the viewers.

“I’m extremely grateful to Fox News Media and our loyal, dedicated viewers who I’m proud to serve every night,” he said.

Larry King on the set of CNN "Larry King is alive."
Hannity broke the record set by the late Larry King, the longtime host of CNN’s Larry King Live.
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Hannity has consistently dominated the ratings race, beating out competitors on rival networks MSNBC and CNN.

The latest figures from Wednesday night show that 2.67 million viewers tuned in to “Hannity,” well ahead of second-place finisher Rachel Maddow, whose MSNBC show was seen by 1.78 million people.

In a distant third place comes CNN, which has yet to fill the 9 p.m. slot vacated by the fired Chris Cuomo.

Sean Hannity on the set
Hannity has been a primetime presenter at Fox News since its inception in 1996.
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According to the latest figures from Nielsen, Hannity is also the most-watched 9 p.m. cable news program for the coveted 25-54 age group.

Hannity, who is also a syndicated radio talk show host, began his Fox News career co-hosting “Hannity & Colmes” alongside the late Alan Colmes. Colmes, who spent 13 years with Hannity until he left the network in 2009, died in 2017 at the age of 66.

King, the longtime host of CNN’s Larry King Live, died last year. He was 87 years old. Sean Hannity just broke this record set by Larry King


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