Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Hillary Clinton Brought Rachel Maddow to a Huge Tie with Sean Hannity on Wednesday Night, and Win in Demos


Wednesday night cable slug fest: Rachel Maddow and Sean Hannity tied in total viewers: 3,869,000. And it wasn’t just that Donald Trump is unraveling in every direction.

Maddow’s guest on Wednesday was former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. Maddow’s numbers jumped by half a million viewers. Extraordinary.

And Wednesday was actually win for Maddow. She had 350,000 viewers in the key demo, 18 to 49 vs. Hannity’s 280,000. Hannity beat Maddow in total viewers over 50, or dead.

Maddow’s Wednesday audience spilled over to Lawrence O’Donnell, bringing him just over 3 million who stayed for his show after Clinton’s appearance.

Overall, MSNBC is benefiting from Trump’s public breakdown: his call for a moat along the Southern border, his demanding foreign countries investigate his political rival, his impending impeachment in the House. The whole MSNBC lineup has re-awakened.

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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