Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Rachel Maddow Slays Sean Hannity by 700K Viewers on Opening Night of Trump Trial, Leads MSNBC to Victory


Monday was a very good night for Rachel Maddow and MSNBC.

After the first day of Donald Trump’s fraud trial in New York. Maddow wrecked Sean Hannity at 9pm with 2,700 viewers — seven hundred thousand more than Sean Hannity.

MSNBC won the night in total viewers vs Fox News, which edged them out in the age demo.

All night MSNBC beat Fox News starting with Maddow in total viewers. Early in the evening, Neil Cavuto was handed his hat by Nicolle Wallace. The next three MSNBC shows fell to Fox but not by much.

I should point out that last Friday, Ari Melber had one of his highest rated nights with 1.7 million viewers – nice work. He beat Bret Baier by a whisker and made for one his best showings of the year.

Maddow, it’s hoped, will be on the air more during this trial as MSNBC delivers the actual facts while Fox News is busy complaining about Hunter Biden or Hillary’s emails or something else irrelevant. Donald Trump is likely to lose his livelihood in this trial, something Fox News — especially Hannity — doesn’t want to face.

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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