Laura Ingraham had a rocky debut this week on Fox Nation, the channel’s new 24/7 online subscription service.
“Oh, my God, nobody is every going to tune into this again. This is it for us,” she told co-host Raymond Arroyo after a probing discussion about their mutual distaste for the term “Seasons greetings.”
“Can we rename it, ‘Don’t You Hate It When Dot Dot Dot’?” added the host of Fox News’ primetime show “The Ingraham Angle.”
“Why? This is fun, Laura,” Arroyo responded during Season 1, Episode 1 of “Laura and Raymond.”
“Oh, OK,” Ingraham responded meekly.
Believe it or not, it wasn’t the first Fox Nation show to get off to a less than smooth start. The debut of the post-“Fox & Friends” program “After the Show Show” also ended with a laughing apology from network meteorologist Janice Dean after the four co-hosts apparently ran out of topics of discussion.
“We’re sorry,” said Dean, laughing.
Fox News has invested heavily in Fox Nation, a subscription-only service intended to develop a new generation of Fox News viewers. Fox News’ ratings position — while dominant — has not grown as quickly as left-leaning counterparts at MSNBC.
The network has recruited its biggest stars for the effort, including Ingraham and Sean Hannity, as well as younger voices like Tomi Lahren and Britt McHenry.