Conservative show now "king of late-night" TV
To me this seems like it was always going to happen for the same reason that conservative news stations dominate the TV ratings. There really isn't any comparison between Fox and their nearest competitor because Fox absolutely dominates the news viewership.
Personally, i don't watch Fox or really any news station because I don't like being indoctrinated and Fox does that as well, just in the opposite direction. However, I do get a real kick out of Fox News kicking the asses of CNN, MSNBC, and anyone else on the liberal side of things because I think they are a bunch of sanctimonious jerks.
Late night TV has been very liberal ever since Johnny Carson got out of the game, and some would argue that Carson didn't really want a great deal to do with controversial topics like politics and even though I was very young, I don't recall David Letterman being terribly political either... That is until W Bush came along. Then Letterman, and everyone else went political.
Once Trump came into the picture and Trump-bashing became the name of the liberal game, all three of these guys, who are all liberals, seemed to be vying for space to see how much of their show they could dedicate to bashing the candidate and then later the President. Jimmy Fallon to a lessor degree but Colbert and Kimmel were definitely big-time Trump haters.
This time period is when they lost a lot of their audience as well. Conservatives in general get tired of a show being a one-trick pony and it was every single night where they dedicated basically their entire show to bashing anything conservative. Nobody is going to stick around for that for very long when they are going to have to listen to a one-sided conversation over and over again and at least as far as I could tell, it was Conan O'Brien that stayed away from politics the most, his ratings were always well out of the top 3 quite possibly because of the network that he was on though.
Things have taken a change though, and once again liberals are learning that half of the country doesn't like to be lectured about how everything and everyone conservative is bad when they themselves are the "bad people" you are talking about and a new King of Late Night has recently been crowned and he is a conservative.
Greg Gutfeld's show Gutfeld is now getting bigger numbers than anyone else in the coveted late night talk show spot and I can only guess that this is because conservatives now have a home while since all the other shows are liberal in nature, they basically have to compete with one another. Gutfeld is basically the only conservative voice on late night TV.
Here's the thing though: I watched half an episode of Gutfeld and it isn't particularly funny and it is extremely political but just in the opposite direction. The guests all come on at the same time and it kind of functions as a round-table of sorts in a similar fashion to Bill Maher's show.
So while I love the fact that he is beating out all the "broken record" liberal shows that are one sided, this is fighting fire with fire because Gutfeld is also very one-sided. This is only going to further entrench people in their mindsets of the "us vs them" mentality. I applaud that Gutfeld is number 1 and i hope they will focus on information rather than just the usual indoctrination - but I wouldn't bet on that. Maybe some people will be better informed because of it, I dunno. I don't plan on watching it either way.