The Impeachment trial is doing great things for MSNBC.
Rachel Maddow and Lawrence O’Donnell are still still trouncing Fox News’ Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham at night. Handily.
Last night, Maddow had 4.453 million viewers vs. a lowly 2,782,000 for Hannity at 9pm. In the hour following, O’Donnell continued the lead with 3,185,000 vs Laura Ingraham’s 2,321,000.
This is so great but completely the inverse of what it was a year ago. Or even six months ago. With Trump out of the White House, and his real crimes exposed, Fox News is drifting away.
The numbers were similar for Monday and Tuesday, and all of last week as well.
Figures for daytime show MSNBC leading the Impeachment coverage ahead of CNN and all other networks. Fox doesn’t cover the trial very well, and often cuts away to talk about butterflies and dog food and whether Jon Scott is a real person.
Meantime, Suzanne Scott re-signed as head of news, scotching the rumors that David Rhodes would take over. The signal is that Fox News will double down on fantasy and keep losing viewers until Rupert Murdoch can be neutralized by his sons.