Fox News Channel Announces Coverage Plans for Inauguration

Categories: Cable News Ratings,Network TV Press Releases

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January 15th, 2013

FOX News Channel (FNC) will provide live coverage of the Inauguration of President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden beginning at 10AM/ET on Sunday, January 20th. Special Report’s Bret Baier and America Live’s Megyn Kelly will co-anchor America’s Election Headquarters: Inauguration 2013 for the private ceremony on Sunday, January 20th at 11AM/ET and at 8:40AM/ET along with the public event on Monday, January 21st from 11AM-3PM/ET live from Washington.

Providing additional perspective of the events will be: FNC’s senior political analyst Brit Hume, FOX News Sunday host Chris Wallace, co-hosts of The Five Bob Beckel, Dana Perino and Juan Williams along with FNC contributors Charles Krauthammer, Stephen Hayes, Kirsten Powers, Karl Rove and Joe Trippi.

Additionally, FNC’s Bill Hemmer, Martha MacCallum, Shepard Smith and Neil Cavuto will anchor their respective shows from Lafayette Park on Monday. Also, The O’Reilly Factor (8-9PM/ET) and On the Record with Greta Van Susteren (10-11PM/ET) will be live in primetime. will offer a live stream of the inaugural address as well as coverage of related events around Washington. Viewers can log on at:


  • Hillbilly

    Will they be the top cable news channel?

  • richard

    i dont know the viewing figures of the first time he was inagurated, but somehow i suspect they wont be as high this time around

  • richard

    and i didnt vote, so my comment was not meant to be political in any way.

  • Sax

    I think Fox News was the top channel for the Democratic National Convention. So, it’s a safe bet to say yes.

  • Sax

    *top cable news channel

  • Sam

    REALLY ??! They will cover the inauguration ?? I had no idea !

    Do you have any news about their bowl movements too ?

  • RJ

    Why spend all the money for a huge event again?

  • Tim

    surprising since they hate him so much and their lineup is full of airheads.
    Hannity should just do his “Obama is a commie” series instead

  • b

    Will MSNBC show the Inauguration and lose money or will they do the smart business-thing and air the “In The Big House” marathon ?

  • David Howell

    The bitterness in their coverage might actually be quite amusing viewing for Democrats.

  • The Watcher

    They sure did everything possible to keep Obama from being re-elected…I wonder if there will be a black mourning banner on the screen…

  • JJA

    “bitterness in their coverage” ??

    Do you actually watch Fox news? It seems to me that you’re basing your comments on bogus stereotypes.

    Their opinion shows offer commentary, but their coverage of events is opinion-free. And it will be far more tasteful than, for example, the CNN New Years Eve coverage.

  • AppleStinx

    These announcements usually drive lefties nuts. Thanks. I’ll be one of the millions who will watch the private ceremony on FNC. :cool:

  • AppleStinx

    I really don’t know why they get so upset.

  • Diamond Dave

    Jealousy. They don’t understand how FNC could be the #1 cable news channel for 11 years because they continue to believe its all right-wing propaganda 24/7.

    Now I expect to hear all the desperate rebuttals, which are really just denial.


  • Ruth

    Deal with the facts.

    I am certainly not “jealous” of Fox News, whatever you mean by that, especially since ABC (recently averaging 8.5 million viewers,) CBS (7.1 million,) & NBC (9.3 million,) News are doing just fine with quadruple the 1.9 million that Fox News garners in the same 6:30 pm time slot. It is people like you who should be disgusted with Fox News, which has long been criticized for distorting facts, and dishonest reporting in both its commentary and news segments (see criticisms by even Fox News staff of Karl Rove’s and Dick Morris’ campaign stories, as two of many examples.) The “bitterness in their coverage” was quite clear when Fox New’s Megyn Kelly said to Karl Rove on election night after he questioned the conclusiveness of Ohio’s election results (the tipping point for President Obama’s re-election,) “is this just math you do as a Republican to make yourself feel better, or is this real?”

    Which essentially proves the producers and executives take their audience for fools, incapable of critical thinking. Embarrassing for the Fox News audience.

  • Ralph Hahn

    Get real, Ruth. You’re in denial.

  • Ralph Hahn

    Get real, Ruth. You’re in denial. Broadcast network news is always going to rate over cable channels, so you can’t compare apples and oranges. Everything else in your rant is nothing but opinion, however misguided.

  • Diamond Dave


  • Ruth

    Ralph – first, stop drunk typing.

    Next, and try to comprehend this – since it is claimed Fox News is available in over 100 million households (about the same number of US TV households at 114 million, according to the census,) then the fact that over 26 million viewers chose to watch all other networks combined (versus Fox News’ approx. 2 millions viewers at around 6:30 pm) makes that whole “#1 cable news” line not quite something to be boastful about or “jealous” of, as one other commenter put it (you didn’t even bother to read.) You be the one to tell Fox News that they are in no way competition for ABC, CBS, and NBC, and are merely just a second-class organization. Fox News even went so far as to depict the network on their 2012 holiday card as being in a horse race with, you guessed it, ABC, CBS, and NBC. I’ll throw in that it’s also no small matter that CNN and MSNBC have more online viewers than Fox News.

    And if you actually read AND comprehended what was written in my first post, you would understand that I in fact used a quote from Fox News’ Megyn Kelly in which she criticized her co-worker, and indicated he was bitter about his side losing the Presidential election, and it was clouding his judgment, which led to distorted news coverage of the election. Take up your losing fight with Fox News and the network’s anchor, Megyn Kelly, Fox News programming chief Bill Shine (who felt it was necessary to put limits on future appearances of the networks’ Karl Rove and Dick Morris after their bungled coverage of the campaign,) and Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes (who also stated his staff member was wrong in his election coverage.)

    Don’t let facts get in the way of your delusions.

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