Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Rachel Maddow Interview with Liz Cheney Scores Over 3 Mil Viewers, Wallops Sean Hannity

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Rachel Maddow is always gold for MSNBC on Monday nights.

But this past Monday, Maddow hit the motherlode in ratings when she interviewed Liz Cheney. Maddow walloped rival Sean Hannity with 3.15 million viewers vs.1.9 for the Fox News personality.

Cheney was promoting her new book, “Oath and Honor: A Memoir and a Warning,” and talking about the possibility of running for president as a third party candidate now that she’s out of the House. The book is number 1 in Amazon and totally sold out.

The Maddow madness led to the next hour when MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell handily beat Greg Gutfeld, 2 million to 1.68 million. The result was Hannity finishing 4th in the Fox lineup on Monday night.

Meantime, the highest rated show on CNN was Erin Burnett with 663,000. At 8pm, Anderson Cooper followed with 500K, a huge drop. CNN should just Cooper into Larry King, put on celebrities, make it show-bizzy, do something different than politics on a nightly basis. The hour is there for the taking.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedmanhttps://www.showbiz411.com
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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