Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Monday Cable News Ratings: MSNBC’s Maddow Beats the Whole Night, Second Only for the Day to Fox’s “The Five” (at 5)


Rachel Maddow is always golden on her weekly Monday night show.

This week was no different as Maddow topped the prime time ratings for MSNBC, CNN, and Fox News. She beat Hannity and everyone else on Fox after the sun went down.

Maddow was second only to Fox News’s “The Five” which actually is at 5pm and not prime time. It’s for shut-ins and retired people who don’t want to watch “Modern Family” reruns. Unfortunately, it’s not as funny.

Maddow lifted the whole MSNBC line up against Fox. Lawrence O’Donnell came within inches of taking Greg Gutfeld’s 10pm show.

Let’s hope Maddow is resting up for a busy season in which she may have to appear more often. Four Trump trials and the primaries will require her presence!

BTW CNN’s high mark on Monday night was Erin Burnett with 731K eyes. Anderson Cooper fell off right after her to 618,000.

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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