Monday’s cable news ratings were fairly predictable.
On the serious side, Rachel Maddow, Ari Melber, and Nicolle Wallace won their time slots easily. Maddow took down Sean Hannity. Ari Melber tied Bret Baier but beat him in the key age demo.
On the comic side, Fox News’s Jesse Watters and Greg Gutfeld took their hours. They were lucky nothing serious was happening in the news. When Trump and and his 18 co-defendants show up on Thursday in Atlanta, all eyes will be on MSNBC.
At 10pm, Lawrence O’Donnell tied with Gutfeld, but the surprise was Gutfeld’s huge jump in the key demo. Fox News’s older audience must have left their TVs on when they went to bed.
Stay tuned for this Thursday’s numbers. Even the Fox News viewers will have to watch something else to get the real story when their ‘hero’ is fingerprinted….