The BEST Episodes of The Loudest Voice

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Dec 4, 2021

Network: Showtime

Based on the best-selling book "The Loudest Voice in the Room" by Gabriel Sherman, TV executive and media consultant Roger Ailes' life, played by Russell Crowe, continues to be a source of interest to many due the lasting effect he has had on the media world. Primarily focusing on the past decade when Ailes arguably became the Republican Party's de facto leader, and defining events in Ailes' life, including experiences with world leaders that helped launch Ailes' political career and the sexual harassment accusations and settlements that brought his Fox News reign to an end.

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#1 - 2016

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Aug 11, 2019

Once Gretchen Carlson’s lawsuit becomes public, Roger moves into crisis mode, doing anything and everything he can to save his career and his legacy. Ultimately, it’s not enough. Roger is fired from Fox. But even as he’s lost everything, his greatest achievement eclipses him—Donald Trump wins the presidency.

star 8.07
326 votes
Directors: Scott Z. Burns
Writers: Gabriel Sherman, Jennifer Stahl

#2 - 2012

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 28, 2019

Fox News Channel is now the dominant news outlet and Roger is working the levers of his power. But he doesn't see the danger posed by Gretchen Carlson. After years of harassment by Roger, she's finally had enough.

star 7.98
311 votes
Directors: Kari Skogland
Writers: Alex Metcalf, Laura Eason

#3 - 2015

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 4, 2019

Gretchen Carlson secretly tapes Roger's harassment for over a year and works with a lawyer specializing in sexual harassment. Roger goes all in to achieve his goal of electing a president, and finds the perfect candidate in Donald Trump.

star 7.86
314 votes
Directors: Stephen Frears
Writers: Laura Eason

#4 - 2009

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 21, 2019

Roger finds his legacy in Joe Lindsley, a 25-year-old acolyte he hires as editor of a newspaper he bought in upstate New York. Turning this paper into a conservative news source, Roger achieves his revenge against the Obama White House.

star 7.73
324 votes
Directors: Jeremy Podeswa
Writers: John Harrington Bland

#5 - 2001

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jul 7, 2019

Fox News Channel is on the cusp of passing CNN to become the #1 rated news network. Then 9/11 changes everything. Roger begins pushing the news with an agenda, and finally puts Fox on top of the ratings race.

star 7.65
371 votes
Directors: Kari Skogland
Writers: Alex Metcalf

#6 - 1995

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 30, 2019

Roger Ailes joins forces with media magnate Rupert Murdoch to form Fox News Channel. Working feverishly to get ahead of the competition, Roger must do the unthinkable - put an entire network on the air in the space of six months.

star 7.63
433 votes
Directors: Kari Skogland
Writers: Gabriel Sherman, Tom McCarthy

#7 - 2008

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 14, 2019

With the election of "Barack Hussein Obama," Roger and Fox News Channel have found the ultimate enemy-one that will drive Fox's coverage as well as cement ratings at #1. What no one suspects are the hidden depths of Roger's secret world.

star 7.63
325 votes
Directors: Jeremy Podeswa
Writers: Gabriel Sherman, Jennifer Stahl