Bill O'Reilly, host of "The O'Reilly Factor," has announced he is going on vacation.
Dozens of advertisers have left the show after a New York Times story reported O'Reilly had settled multiple sexual harassment lawsuits for $13 million. A Kantar Media analysis revealed the show's advertising time had been cut by more than half since the April 1 report.
O'Reilly said the vacation was booked in the fall and that he regularly takes vacations around this time of year.
Despite the advertiser backlash, O'Reilly's show has continued to thrive. It averaged 3.7 million viewers last week, up 12 percent form the week before. The previous quarter was its biggest quarter ever, averaging just under 4 million viewers.
If you can possibly take two good trips a year, it will refresh your life. We all need R&R. Put it to good use.
O'Reilly encouraged his viewers to take vacation as well.
O'Reilly has insisted he has done nothing wrong. President Trump has publicly defended him.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.