For many years, Fox News was the king of cable and there was no one who came close.
O’Reilly, Megyn Kelly, Greta, Hannity was a lineup that no one could touch.
Those days are over.
Wednesday, for the first time, MSNBC was the top dog in terms of total viewers.
For the first time ever, MSNBC’s Wednesday programming topped all cable networks in total viewers. CNN was fourth behind Nickelodeon.
According toVariety, “for Wednesday, Aug. 16, MSNBC averaged 1.52 million viewers for the total day across all of cable, edging out second place Fox News, who averaged 1.5 million. CNN ranked fourth among all cable networks for the day with 1.13 million total viewers. Nickelodeon was third with 1.17 million.”
The report also noted the success of MSNBC’s primetime lineup:
In primetime, MSNBC was also first in total viewers among the cable news networks with 2.61 million viewers. Fox News was second with 2.4 million. CNN was third with 1.59 million. In the key demo for primetime, MSNBC was first with 613,000. Fox News narrowly outpaced CNN for second place with 560,000, with CNN averaging 557,000.
Across all of broadcast in primetime, Wednesday’s episodes of “The Rachel Maddow Show” and “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell” were among the top 10 shows of the night in total viewers, with Maddow averaging 3.25 million viewers at 9 p.m. and O’Donnell averaging 2.54 million at 10. They were both the highest-rated and most-watched cable news programs in their respective time slots, with Maddow also nabbing 778,00 viewers in the key demo and O’Donnell nabbing 597,000.
MSNBC is off the rails and yet it seems to be working for them.
I guess lying about Trump and scaring the public with hysterical conspiracy theories is popular these days.