Monday, April 15, 2024

Cable News: Rachel Maddow Mowed Down Sean Hannity on Monday, Beating Him by 600K Viewers


This past Monday showed once again the power of Rachel Maddow.

At 9pm on MSNBC, Maddow mowed down a Sean Hannity special on Fox, winning the time slot by 600,000 viewers.

Or should I say, trouncing?

Maddow’s skillful win over Hannity lead to erudite Lawrence O’Donnell’s tie at 10pm with witless Greg Gutfeld.

Maddow and O’Donnell’s strong showing, plus Ari Melber in the same ballpark as Bret Baier, made MSNBC competitive with Fox News within 150,000 total viewers.

Left out in the cold was CNN, although Anderson Cooper’s nearly 800,000 was some consolation.

Monday is Maddow, that’s for sure. If only they could clone her!

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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