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Fox News late-night show 'Gutfeld!' nears top of ratings race

Fox News host Greg Gutfeld's new late-night show recently topped traditional late-night broadcast shows "Jimmy KimmelJames (Jimmy) Christian KimmelCaitlyn Jenner slams Jimmy Kimmel for calling her 'Trump in a wig' Stephen Colbert is bringing back his live audience Fox News late-night show 'Gutfeld!' nears top of ratings race MORE Live!" and "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" in ratings, according to Nielsen Media Research.

Gutfeld!” averaged 1.6 million viewers for the week ending May 14, beating Kimmel on ABC and Fallon on NBC, though it trailed CBS's “Late Show with Stephen ColbertStephen Tyrone ColbertSocially-distanced 'action figure' photo of G7 leaders goes viral West Wing star equates GOP to 'negotiating with terrorists' Rand Paul's wife says package containing white powder was 'pure terrorism' MORE,” Nielsen data shows.

May 13 was the Fox show’s best night so far, with 1.8 million viewers, placing second only to Colbert's show, which drew 1.9 million viewers. Gutfeld's show beat Colbert slightly in the key 25- to 54-year-old demographic.

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“Gutfeld!” has ranked third overall since its debut in April, averaging 1.5 million viewers, below Kimmel's 1.6 million and Colbert's 2 million but above "The Tonight Show's" 1.4 million.

Prior to hosting the new 11 p.m. show, Gutfeld helmed an eponymous talk show that aired at 10 p.m. ET. He is also a co-host on “The Five,” which airs at 5 p.m.

-Updated 6:05 p.m.