NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--FOX Business Network (FBN) will debut a new primetime lineup on October 15th, announced Brian Jones, president of the network. The new schedule will move FBN’s Trish Regan to the 8 PM/ET timeslot as the host of a new program entitled Trish Regan Primetime.
In making the announcement, Jones said, “As we mark our 11th year on the air and continued dominance over rival CNBC during Business Day, we are excited to extend our live programming through 10PM, ensuring all of our viewers get the most robust and comprehensive look at how the political economy affects their everyday lives.”
Regan added, “The intersection of policy and Wall Street has never been so strong, and I’m excited for the opportunity to create a new program that solely focuses on the political economy and what it means to so many Americans. It is an honor to get to continue working alongside the best lineup in business television.”
Trish Regan Primetime will feature Regan as she expands upon the leading headlines of the day and their economic impact on the country. Additionally, each night Regan will be joined by a rotating lineup of industry experts and business titans to explore how the policy set forth by Washington affect the markets, economy and personal finance. Charles Payne’s program Making Money will move from 6PM/ET to Business Day, replacing Regan’s current program, The Intelligence Report at 2PM/ET. Liz Claman will continue anchoring Countdown to the Closing Bell at 3 PM/ET, which dominates CNBC in the timeslot.
In addition to Regan’s primetime debut, the network will also premiere a new post-market schedule, featuring the return of one of FOX’s signature business programs, Bulls & Bears with David Asman. In taking on the new role, Asman will depart After the Bell (4PM/ET), with FBN’s Connell McShane joining Melissa Francis as co-host.
Following Bulls & Bears, FBN’s new post-market coverage will feature The Evening Edit with Elizabeth MacDonald at a new time of 6PM/ET (previously offered at 5PM/ET). Lou Dobbs Tonight, the number one news program in all of business television in both total viewers and the 25-54 demo, will remain at 7PM/ET, while the newly entitled Kennedy Live will now be live at 9PM/ET.
Jones further commented, “We have an incredible roster of expertise across both our daytime and primetime lineup and this new schedule will ensure our viewers get the best, most experienced analysis across the critical business and post-market hours. Charles’ keen eye for spotting market moves along with Connell and David’s seasoned backgrounds, will further enhance our business coverage, honing in on the critical news that will impact Americans most.”
Beginning October 15th, the new lineup will feature:
- 2pm: Making Money with Charles Payne
- 3pm: Countdown to the Closing Bell with Liz Claman
- 4pm: After the Bell with Melissa Francis and Connell McShane
- 5pm: Bulls & Bears with David Asman
- 6pm: The Evening Edit with Elizabeth MacDonald
- 7pm: Lou Dobbs Tonight
- 8pm: Trish Regan Primetime
- 9pm: Kennedy Live
Joining FBN in 2015 as an anchor and markets reporter, Regan has been instrumental in FBN’s sustained Business Day ratings success over CNBC. Her program, The Intelligence Report with Trish Regan was the highest rated financial show in its timeslot, and often ranked in the top 10 most-watched business programs on television, according to Nielsen Media Research.
Additionally, in November 2015, Regan, alongside FNC’s Sandra Smith, moderated the network’s inaugural Republican presidential primary debate, making history as the first dual-female team to helm a debate. The event delivered 4.7 million total viewers and nearly 900,000 in the key 25-54 demo, making it one of FBN’s highest rated programs ever.
Asman originally joined FBN’s sister network FOX News Channel (FNC) in 1997 and was one of the founding anchors of the business network when it launched in 2007. Prior to joining FNC, Asman served as the Wall Street Journal's editorial features editor beginning in 1995. He joined the newspaper in 1983 as an editorial writer, where he edited the Manager's Journal and the Americas column. He is the recipient of the 1986 Inter American Press Association's (IAPA) Tom Wallace Award for coverage of Latin America in the Americas column.
FOX Business Network (FBN) is a financial news channel delivering real-time information across all platforms that impact both Main Street and Wall Street. Headquartered in New York—the business capital of the world—FBN launched in October 2007 and is the leading business network on television, topping CNBC in Business Day viewers for the past seven consecutive quarters. The network is available in more than 80 million homes in all markets across the United States. Owned by 21st Century Fox, the network has bureaus in Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C. and London. On the web at www.foxbusiness.com