O'Reilly had been scheduled to return from his vacation next Monday, and there had been some talk of him addressing his longtime viewers about the exit.
Some commentators pointed to a generational shift between the 86-year-old Murdoch and his adult sons James and Lachlan, who are taking on an increasingly powerful role.
When it announced Ailes' departure last summer, 21st Century Fox said that it would "continue our commitment to maintaining a work environment based on trust and respect".
He went on to note that despite the allegations against O'Reilly - which go back years and which O'Reilly has steadfastly denied - Fox News still praised O'Reilly's ratings legacy in a staff memo. (Ailes received a $40 million payout when he left).
Oh, also she changed "tremendously disheartening that we part ways due to completely unfounded claims" to "tremendously disheartening being a sexual predator". When Variety asked about the next one in development, "Killing Patton", the channel said "we're not making any decisions today".
A source close to O'Reilly said the broadcaster has not given much thought to his Fox-less future yet.
Bill O'Reilly tarnished the intellect of a generation, but at least we got Stephen Colbert out of it. And why did all the advertiser that pulled off his show now, stick with his show this long?
O'Reilly's pugnacious personality was not just an on-screen affectation, with one of the settlements going to a woman who complained about being shouted at in the newsroom. Its leading female star, Megyn Kelly, decamped for NBC in January. Next week, "Special Report with Bret Baier" will fill the 5-to-7-p.m. timeslot.
"To see this seismic shift in corporate culture, for a company to put woman's rights ahead of the bottom line, this is enormous", said Wendy Walsh, a former O'Reilly guest who made allegations against him. 21st Century Fox issued a statement Wednesday, April 19, 2017, . "I think he's still a hot commodity". He still went ahead and signed a new contract with Fox, however.
Dozens of his show's advertisers fled within days, even though O'Reilly's viewership increased. Walsh does not have a legal claim against O'Reilly because of the statute of limitations on harassment cases in NY and California, but she did report the matter to the human resources hotline of the company last week. O'Reilly has lost his job at Fox News Channel following reports that fi.
Rep. Ron Mendive, R-Coeur d'Alene, said, "I'd heard some allegations. Were they watching?" Noah wondered.
In a statement the conservative news channel said that "After a thorough and careful review of the allegations". When conservative radio host Sean Hannity first moved to TV on Fox News, he was given a liberal sidekick, Alan Colmes.
Up to last week, the effects O'Reilly's scandal had on his program appeared mixed.
O'Reilly, 67, had ruled the "no spin zone" on television with a quick smile and an even quicker temper. Big interviews with major political figures - he had sit-downs with George W. Bush, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton - were often followed by discussions critiquing his performance as well as the subjects.