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.