Sunday, June 16, 2024

Ratings: Sean Hannity Lags Behind MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, Finishes Fourth Among Fox News Shows Night Before Arrest


Yesterday’s cable news ratings aren’t in yet, but Monday’s are and they paint a bleak picture for Sean Hannity.

On Monday, the night before Donald Trump’s arrest and arraignment, Hannity finished fourth among Fox News shows for the evening.

Even worse: He was beaten by Rachel Maddow on MSNBC.

Hannity’s 2.469 million viewers wasn’t enough to overcome Maddow’s very liberal 2.515 million. Maybe if he weren’t spouting fiction, he’d do better.

Maddow handily took Hannity, Brett Baier and Laura Ingraham. She also pulled up the numbers for MSNBC shows hosted by Ari Melber, and Lawrence O’Donnell.

Hannity has been posting low numbers for weeks now, not able to much above 2.5 million at all, and nowhere near his old 3 million. He and other Fox News anchors have lost major credibility since it was revealed in the Dominion-Fox lawsuit that they lied about January 6th to their viewers.

The top three cable “News” shows on Monday were Tucker Carlson, The Five, and Jesse Watters. The latter two are essentially comedy shows — without laughs. The first one is entertainment for the mentally impaired.

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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