Sunday, June 16, 2024

Ratings: Maddow, O’Donnell Eat Hannity-Ingraham Ratings Lunch Monday Night Giving MSNBC a Win Over Fox


While CNN is in a freefall and chaos, MSNBC rules the day.

On Monday Rachel Maddow and Lawrence O’Donnell soundly beat Fox News’s Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham between 9 and 11pm.

At 8pm, MSNBC’s Chris Hayes came very close to Fox’s former Tucker Carlson hour.

And that gave MSNBC the win for the night.

And CNN? It was off trailing behind, having lost so many viewers who were angry over the Trump Town Hall and a year of trying to make the former world news leader into a pale reminder of Fox.

MSNBC’s success has been because they had a focus, a vision, and stuck to it, building their audience. CNN — which officially fired Chris Licht this morning — is adrift and in turmoil. It will take a long time to right their ship.

Meanwhile on Fox News yesterday, house clown Harris Faulkner announced that “schools weren’t closed” during the 1918 pandemic, and that people suffered because penicillin hadn’t been invented. Schools were indeed closed all over the country. And even if they penicillin, it wouldn’t have helped. That’s not what cures covid– which that was — or the flu. But Fox just spouts inanity all day long. Maybe that’s why viewers are leaving!

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.

Read more

In Other News