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Fox News Expands Morning Show 'Fox & Friends' To Four Hours

Fox And Friends

First Posted: 03/ 1/2012 3:36 pm Updated: 03/ 1/2012 4:38 pm

Fox News is changing its morning lineup.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Fox News is expanding its morning program "Fox & Friends" to four hours. The program, which is currently on from 6-9 a.m. will now have a new lead-in show titled, "Fox & Friends First."

The program, which will air live from 5-6:00 a.m., will be co-hosted by a rotating pair of various Fox News personalities including "Fox & Friends Weekend" hosts Dave Briggs and Clayton Morris. Fox News' Heather Childers, Ainsley Earhardt, Heather Nauert, Juliet Huddy, Julie Banderas, Anna Kooiman, Arthel Neville, Jamie Colby and Patti Ann Browne will also contribute to co-hosting the new hour.

In January, Fox News celebrated its 10th year as the number one cable news network. "Fox & Friends" maintains an audience of more than one million viewers daily on average, regularly beating out its morning show competition on both MSNBC and CNN.

Though "Fox and Friends" viewership showed growth, the ratings weren't all positive for Fox News in February. Overall, the network was down -3% in total viewers and down -13% in the coveted A25-54 demo, compared to this time last year.

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Filed by Rebecca Shapiro  |