Monday, June 17, 2024

MSNBC Paging Rachel Maddow: Network Would Have Won Ratings War Last Night if Star Had Been on Air


MSNBC is paging Rachel Maddow.

Last night, the left leaning news network would have won the prime time race if Maddow had been hosting her show.

Instead, Alex Wagner lost to Fox News’s Sean Hannity by about 300,000 viewers.

Before Wagner and Hannity, at 8pm, Chris Hayes beat the miscellaneous Fox News show by about 100,000 viewers– 1.6 mil vs. 1.5 million.

Later at 10pm, Lawrence O’Donnell took down Laura Ingraham once again, with 1.9 million vs her 1.7 million.

These numbers are crucial right as we are in the thick of Donald Trump’s disgraceful arrest and arraignment after his second indictment. MSNBC needs Maddow to get back in the saddle, so to speak. Wagner is fine, but she’s not yet a star.

Meantime, Trump has raised almost $7 million from clueless donors who seem to believe none of this is happeing. He has so bewitched the uneducated they’re sending him money hand over fist– money they don’t have, will never get back– and he’s laughing at them behind closed doors.

Proof of that? After the arraignment Trump stopped in Miami at a Cuban sandwich stop and announced he “buying food for everyone.” According to reports, he left soon after and never opened his wallet.

Trump followers are gullible members of a cult. It’s time to wake up!

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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