Roger Ailes: CNN ‘Out of News Business’

Roger Ailes, like his Fox News Channel, is as divisive as he is successful. The chairman and CEO of the de facto victor in cable news’ ratings war, whose colorful professional past includes a tenure as a talk-show producer (The Mike Douglas Show) and decades as a political consultant (presidential campaigns for Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush), built his 21st Century Fox network into Rupert Murdoch’s most profitable property. Fox News’ subscription revenue continues to climb, rising to 94 cents a month per customer in 2013 for an estimated $1.1 billion — making FNC No. 6 among cable networks, according to SNL Kagan. Competitors CNN and MSNBC have been forced to duke it out for a distant second place for the past 13 years, something Ailes credits to his openness to change. But change isn’t what FNC is known for — at least not until October, when Ailes raised eyebrows by overhauling his primetime lineup for the first time in a decade. The pairing of conservative-leaning Bill O’Reilly and Sean Hannity was split up by the addition of Megyn Kelly in an effort to stem the challenges of an aging TV audience.

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