The new battleground for cable news is the 5 to 6 a.m. (ET) time slot, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Today, Fox News launched “Fox & Friends First,” an hour-long show that leads into “Fox & Friends”, which runs from 6 to 9 a.m. The show will have rotating hosts. It joins CNN and others in the fight for pre-dawn viewership. CNN has a relatively new early-morning show in the 5 to 6 a.m. time slot called “Early Start,” hosted by Ashleigh Banfield and Zoraida Sambolin.