Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Monday Cable Ratings: Rachel Maddow, Lawrence O’Donnell Take Hannity, Gutfeld in MSNBC-Fox Rivalry


Monday cable ratings were not unlike every Monday.

At 9pm MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow easily beat Hannity by 400,000 viewers. At 10pm, Lawrence O’Donnell took Greg Gutfeld.

The Maddow-O’Donnell combo on Monday continues to play a winning hand. They also sweep when there’s a big actual news story.

The rest of prime went to Fox News over MSNBC. I hate to say it but Chris Hayes and Joy Reid have have the weakest numbers even if their shows are eminently watchable.

Jesse Watters on Fox had th highest key demo numbers of the night. I guess his audience dug it when he declared last week that Trump looked “hard” in his mugshot. Watters admonished his fans that was also straight. I just read these things, I have no idea what is going on there.

MSNBC needs Maddow more and more. Next week I’m sure we’ll see her on September 6th for the group arraignment in Atlanta.

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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