Monday, April 15, 2024

Ratings UPDATE: Rachel Maddow-Lawrence O’Donnell OWN Hannity-Ingraham for a Second Week


I wrote a couple of days ago how Rachel Maddow and Lawrence O’Donnell’s fierce two hours on MSNBC beat Fox News’s utterly incoherent Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham all last week and this past Monday and Tuesday.

Ratings are now in for Wednesday, the Dynamic Duo did it again. Maddow is eating Hannity’s lunch with 3.4 million viewers, over 300K better than the unofficial Trump spokesperson. O’Donnell takes Ingraham by more than 100K on Wednesday night. They will take their second week in a row from the Fox News comedies by delivering serious, intelligent stories and observations that are contemporary with the day’s news.

Fox News is losing because it’s just burying its head in the sand. Last night I heard Hannity say “Hillary Clinton” and I just turned it off. They are concentrating on immigration fear and other nonsense while Maddow-O’Donnell are focusing on Michael Cohen and the clear threat to Donald Trump’s presidency. If Trump is only watching Fox News, he WILL wind up forced out of office. It’s time he opened his eyes. Maddow is foretelling his future.

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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