Saturday, June 15, 2024

Monday Night Cable Wars: Sean Hannity Falls Below 2 Million Viewers, Beaten by Rachel Maddow (3 Million)


I had to doublecheck Sean Hannity was on his show last night. He scored just 1,965,000 viewers between 9 and 10pm on  Fox News.

Rachel Maddow killed it, bringing  in just over 3 million on MSBC at the same hour.

Maddow has been cleaning Hannity’s clock for several weeks. But this is the first time I can recall her opening a lead of 1 million viewers.

Maddow’s large lead into Lawrence O’Donnell means he’s trouncing Laura Ingraham at 10pm. Plus those Fox News anchor are losing ads. Trouble in River City!

My guess is Maddow will repeat tonight.

Meantime, Hannity got into it last night with Geraldo over immigration. Slowly Rivera is losing the company mandate at Fox News and showing his humanity. Hannity has none.

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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