You might say that MSNBC’s prime-time host Rachel Maddow is the cornerstone of that network.
She was getting more viewers than all of the other shows in her slot because — along with being a great storyteller — she was willing to push conspiracy theories every night.
Now her monthly ratings have dropped by more than 800,000 viewers since the beginning of 2019.
Nielsen Media Research reported that Maddow’s best month was in January 2019, when her average audience number was an astounding 3,288,000 viewers.
I use the word “astounding” because she rarely gave the news — and people still watched her show.
Since February, Maddow has not exceeded an average of 3 million viewers — and in that time slot, that’s a failure.
One would look to the end of the Russian investigation as a reason for the decline.
As I’ve said before, she was big into the collusion and obstruction of justice allegations against President Donald Trump — and she rode that donkey until she couldn’t ride it anymore.
When Mueller didn’t find any evidence of a conspiracy, Maddow lost her holy grail.
Maddow lost half a million viewers, according to The Daily Beast, soon after the Mueller investigation went bye-bye.
— Jesse Watters (@JesseBWatters) July 30, 2019
Rachel Maddow Falls To Fifth In July Ratings, As Hannity, Carlson Dominate Cable News https://t.co/efQ6ulCJvZ
— Conservativlibrarian (@conlibrarian) July 30, 2019
Once in competition with @seanhannity for the #1 spot in cable news, Rachel @maddow has fallen on hard times. Her gradual decline has grown steeper; in July’s ratings she’s sunk to #5, behind Hannity, @TuckerCarlson @IngrahamAngle and a 5pm show: @TheFive.https://t.co/muQWY3PbbL
— johnny dollar (@johnnydollar01) July 30, 2019
.@maddow's ratings continue to sink.
She has not exceeded an average of 3,000,000 viewers a month since February.https://t.co/HpGKYzNMp2
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) July 30, 2019
This piece originally appeared in WayneDupree.com and is used by permission.
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