Fox News is nearing new contracts with its two most popular hosts, Deadline.com reports. The multimillion-dollar, multiyear agreements with Bill O’Reilly and Sean Hannity are expected to be completed by early next week and will keep both hosts at the network past their 20-year anniversaries with Fox News, the piece notes.
Both Hannity and O’Reilly have worked at Fox News since the network debuted in 1996.
O’Reilly, who started with "The O’Reilly Report" before it was renamed "The O’Reilly Factor," hosts the highest-rated show in cable news, which has held that rank for 125 consecutive months, the piece adds.
"The O’Reilly Factor" attracted 2.8 million viewers on Monday, with "Hannity" attracting 2.1 million viewers to finish in its usual No. 2 position among cable news programs.