Friday, June 21, 2024

Ratings: Laura Ingraham Has Become Fox’s Weakest Link: Beaten Soundly Last Night by Lawrence O’Donnell, Fox on the Ropes in Fight with MSNBC


Last night was an interesting one in the MSNBC vs. Fox News ratings battle.

What’s becoming increasingly clear is that Laura Ingraham at 10pm is Fox’s weakest link.

Ingraham was beaten soundly last night by Lawrence O’Donnell. She had 1.9 million viewers. He had 2.4 million.

All night, with the Trump arrest and arraignment, MSNBC held its own with Fox but lost the 8pm and 9pm hours by a whisker. At 9pm, Alex Wagner ran 400,000 viewers behind Sean Hannity. (If Rachel Maddow had been on, she would have won without fail.)

At 8pm Chris Hayes on MSNBC lost to Fox by 100,000 viewers.

It’s Ingraham’s numbers, now consistently running behind O’Donnell, who’s dragging down the night.

Meantime, at 3pm– the witching hour when Trump had been in front of the magistrate — MSNBC prevailed over Fox by 600,000 viewers.

CNN? They’re struggling, even though these Trump indictment afternoons are bulking them up from an average of 600,000 per show to around 1.5 million.

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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