Fox News Channel announced on Tuesday that “The Five” co-host Dana Perino will be joined by digital politics editor Chris Stirewalt for a new program, “Perino & Stirewalt: I’ll Tell You What.”
The new show will air on Sundays at 5 p.m. ET through November’s presidential election, with the debut episode kicking off on September 18.
Perino and Stirewalt co-host a podcast of the same name and will aim to mix political talk with analysis, live reports and news from the campaign trail. A rotating panel that will offer additional perspective and insight on the 2016 race will also join the co-hosts on a weekly basis.
The new program was announced shortly after another ratings win for the network. Fox News was the most-watched channel among all of cable in total day viewers, averaging 1.29 million for the week of Sept. 5-11, nearly beating CNN and MSNBC combined. Fox News has now won the total-day crown for 10 of the past 11 weeks.
As Perino and Stirewalt prepare for their new show, both Bret Baier and Brit Hume provided Fox News with nice ratings boosts in their new time slots last week.
“On the Record With Brit Hume,” which averaged 2.2 million viewers, was up five percent from the previous week and up eight percent compared to the rest of 2016. Hume took over Fox News’ “On the Record” earlier this month following Greta Van Susteren’s surprise decision to leave the network.
Baier debuted his new Sunday edition of “Special Report” with nearly two million viewers, making it the highest-rated show on Sunday overall.
The “Perino & Stirewalt” podcast originated during the presidential primary debate season where the two hosts would have casual conversations about candidate performances and strategies.
The show has ranked in the top 10 podcasts on iTunes, and the episodes are available through the FOX News Radio webpage and by downloading on iTunes, Google Play, TuneIn and an RSS Feed.