Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Media: Rachel Maddow Trounces Sean Hannity for Third Night in a Row, Goes for Fourth Tonight


Rachel Maddow scored a hat trick last night. She beat Sean Hannity for the third night in a row.

Maddow had 2.8 million viewers. Hannity had 2.6 million. The difference was narrower than it had been Monday and Tuesday, but it was still a win for Maddow.

If Maddow beats Hannity tonight, it will be a sweet moment for the MSNBC anchor. But it’s also based on hard work. Maddow addresses the actual news– the real news– every night. Hannity avoids it like the plague, choosing to divert Fox News viewers to some “other world” in which Donald Trump is a hero. It’s hard to know if Fox News viewers know about Stormy Daniels, Michael Cohen, or a dozen other things.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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