Outnumbered (American TV program)

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GenreTalk show
News program
Presented byHarris Faulkner
Emily Compagno
Kayleigh McEnany
Rotating Female Panelist
Rotating Male Panelist
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
Production locationNew York City
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time60 minutes
Original networkFox News Channel
Picture format480i (16:9 letterboxed SDTV)
720p (HDTV)
Original releaseApril 28, 2014 (2014-04-28) –
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Outnumbered (sometimes stylized as Out#) is an American daytime news and talk show that airs on Fox News Channel at 12 p.m ET. The series features four female panelists along with one guest male panelist (hence the show's gimmick, called "one lucky guy") discussing the news and issues of the day.[1] The program premiered on April 28, 2014, and is the number one cable news broadcast in its time slot.[2]


Semi-regular panelists[edit]

The following personalities - generally one conservative/libertarian and one liberal - usually appear at least once per week, mixing and matching as panelists alongside of (and occasionally filling in for) the main hosts:



  • Jessica Tarlov – Democratic strategist/Fox News contributor
  • Leslie Marshall – radio talk show host/Fox News contributor
  • Johana Maska – former aide to Barack Obama, CEO of the consulting firm, Global Situation Room

Former co-hosts[edit]

  • Andrea Tantaros – a full-time co-host from early 2015 through April 2016. She says that she was forced off the show because of repeated complaints about sexual harassment by former Fox News head Roger Ailes, while Fox News lawyers say that she was suspended because they weren't given a chance to vet her book that was published on April 26, 2016.[7]
  • Stacey Dash – a prominent semi-regular host early in the program's history, but was seen less frequently as time progressed, and eventually left Fox News after her contract lapsed.
  • Julie Roginsky – former semi-regular host and Fox News contributor, Roginsky filed a lawsuit against the network in 2017. Like Tantaros, she alleged sexual harassment by Roger Ailes.[8]
  • Meghan McCain – a former full-time co-host from November 2016[citation needed][unreliable fringe source?] to September 2017. McCain took the seat vacated by Tantaros seven months earlier. She was a semi-regular host since she was hired by Fox News in July 2015.[9] McCain is the daughter of the late U.S. Senator John McCain. McCain took a break from the show following her father's cancer diagnosis, and then left the network. In October 2017, McCain joined ABC's The View.
  • Sandra Smith – an original co-host of the program, she left the show in 2018 when she became a co-anchor of America's Newsroom and that show's subsequent expansion to three hours in June 2018. She is now the Co anchor of "America Reports" with John Roberts
  • Melissa Francis – Former Little House on the Prairie star (as Cassandra Cooper Ingalls), former co-host of CNBC's The Call, and co-anchor of After The Bell on Fox Business Network. She became a full-time co-host for the program in July 2018, following being a semi-regular panelist since the show's inception.[10] Melissa Francis left Fox News in October 2020 following a pay dispute.[11]

Programming changes[edit]

On October 2, 2017, it was announced that the program would be moved to Studio F, and the show would have an extended hour, titled Outnumbered, Overtime with Harris Faulkner, airing weekdays at 1:00 p.m.

On January 18, 2021, Outnumbered Overtime ended and was replaced by America Reports. Harris Faulkner now hosts another show, The Faulkner Focus, which airs at 11am E.T. before Outnumbered.


Outnumbered broadcasts from Studio F at 1211 Avenue of the Americas (also known as the News Corp. Building), New York City. In 2017, Outnumbered from Studio D on October 2, 2017.


  1. ^ Steinberg, Brian (April 16, 2014). "Fox News to Launch 'Outnumbered', a Noontime Panel Show, April 28". Variety. Retrieved November 14, 2015.
  2. ^ "Fox News announces new daytime show 'Outnumbered'". Fox News. April 16, 2014. Retrieved November 14, 2015.
  3. ^ "Media Relations | Fox News". Retrieved 2021-01-25.
  4. ^ "Media Relations | Fox News". Retrieved 2021-03-30.
  5. ^ "Lisa Boothe". High Noon Strategies. Archived from the original on December 19, 2017. Retrieved June 30, 2019.
  6. ^ http://www.twitter.com/emilycompagno
  7. ^ Tesfaye, Sophia (August 8, 2016). "Former Fox News host Andrea Tantaros: I was booted off air after complaining of Roger Ailes' sexual harassment". Salon. Retrieved November 21, 2016.
  8. ^ Siemaszko, Corky (April 3, 2017). "Roger Ailes Scandal: Julie Roginsky Hits Fox News With Sex Harassment Suit". NBC News. Retrieved June 30, 2019.
  9. ^ Griswold, Alex (July 16, 2015). "Fox News Hires Meghan McCain for Some Reason". Mediaite. Archived from the original on April 23, 2017. Retrieved June 30, 2019.
  10. ^ Katz, A.J. (July 2, 2018). "Melissa Francis Named Co-Host of Fox News' Outnumbered". Adweek. Retrieved June 30, 2019.
  11. ^ Johnson, Ted (October 23, 2020). "Melissa Francis Off Fox News Amid Reports Of Pay Disparity Dispute". Deadline. Retrieved October 31, 2020.

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Preceded by
The Faulkner Focus
12:00 PM ET – 1:00 PM ET
Succeeded by
America Reports w/ Sandra Smith & John Roberts