Conservative U.S. television host Glenn Beck is leaving his daily television show with cable channel Fox News amid falling ratings.

The controversial 47-year-old radio and television host “intends to transition off of his daily program,” called “Glenn Beck,” later this year, Fox News and Beck’s production company, Mercury Radio Arts, said in a joint statement yesterday.

Fox said Beck will “develop and produce a variety of television projects” for Fox News and other platforms in the future, but did not give details.

Beck’s show draws an average of about 1.9 million viewers, dwarfing the ratings for other cable news shows in the time slot.

But his ratings for the first quarter of this year are down 30 percent in average viewership. In the coveted cable news demographic of viewers ages 25 to 54, his ratings have fallen nearly 40 percent.