Maddow’s ratings tank again

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Rachel Maddow’s TV ratings took another hit in July. While Maddow’s show was the top rated show on MSNBC, it was still just 5th in the ratings, behind (in order) Hannity, Tucker Carlson Tonight, The Ingraham Angle and The Five.

That’s right. MSNBC’s top show (Rachel Maddow) finished behind FNC’s late afternoon show. The only thing more embarrassing is the fact that CNN’s top primetime show finished behind MSNBC’s best primetime show. This isn’t good either:

Maddow’s show averaged 2,327,000 total viewers in the month of August, with 361,00 coming in the crucial 25-54 age demographics, according to Nielsen Media Research. Those numbers are down from July when Maddow averaged 2,487,000 per night, and 384,000 in the 25-54 demographic.

It was the second straight month that Maddow failed to finish in the top three, something she had previously accomplished every month dating back to October 2018. Hannity led cable news, averaging 3,269,000 viewers a night, with 519,000 in the 25-54 demographic, while Carlson placed second, averaging 3,107,000 total viewers, including 500,000 in the 25-54 demographic.

What’s interesting is the fact that Maddow’s ratings have dropped pretty much ever since the Trump-Russia Collusion thing went bust. They haven’t recovered since the narrative switched from Russia to Racism to Recession. Thad McCotter noted the R that’s missing from the Democrats’ Rs is Reality.

I’d add that the other R that’s missing for the Democrats is Ratings. If they keep putting these losers on TV night-after-night, they’ll be missing 2 W’s: winning and the White House.