Saturday, April 13, 2024

Ratings: MSNBC Won Thursday Night Over Fox News After Trump Indictment Announced, Maddow Sub Alex Wagner Beat Sean Hannity Handily



On Thursday night, when the Trump indictment was being read and examined on every cable news show, MSNBC beat Fox News.

Ever more amazing: at 9pm Rachel Maddow substitute Alex Wagner took Sean Hannity by 200,000 viewers with 2.5 million. At 10pm when Maddow joined Lawrence O’Donnell, MSNBC’s numbers went even higher to over 2.6 million..

At the key gateway for the night. MSNBC’s Chris Hayes out classed Fox by 500,000 viewers.

What’s the take away? In a pinch, viewers were looking for what was really happening as opposed to Fox’s fictitious weaving of alternative facts.

And CNN? Anderson Cooper had two times his normal audience, but came in third.

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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