Money talks in the world of TV, which explains why Fox News Channel founder and boss Roger Ailes remains in the catbird seat.

The reason: Ailes said he delivers what he promises, and owner Rupert Murdoch is just fine with that.

Talking with the Hollywood Reporter, he addressed his relationship with the media mogul.

Q: What's your relationship like with Rupert Murdoch?

AILES: It's very good. He's not in town today, but the door could open. He wanders in and ruins my schedule and just wants to talk. He calls once every day or two usually just to gossip and catch up on the news. We've hit our numbers for 16 straight years. I don't have a lot of issues related to the business side because I tend to deliver what I promise to deliver. I think that's the way it is with Rupert. If you deliver money, you do fine.

Paul Bedard, the Washington Examiner's "Washington Secrets" columnist, can be contacted at