Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Thursday, October 31, 2019

MSNBC's "The Rachel Maddow Show" finished the month of October as the #1 cable news program in A25-54 for regularly scheduled programs (including all specials), beating FOX News and dominating CNN for the 33rd month in a row, according to Nielsen. "Maddow" averaged 538,000 A25-54 viewers (vs. FOX News' 536,000 and CNN's 306,000) and 3.1M total viewers (vs. CNN's 1.2M) " the program's best delivery in both demos since Jan. 2019. In A25-54, "Maddow" was up +13% while FOX News (-21%) and CNN (-12%) were down compared to Oct. 2018. In total viewers, "Maddow" was up +22%, more than FOX News (-2%) and CNN (+8%) over Oct. 2018. Host Rachel Maddow was recently announced as co-host of MSNBC and the Washington Post's Democratic presidential primary debate alongside Andrea Mitchell, host of MSNBC's "Andrea Mitchell Reports" and NBC News Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent; Kristen Welker, NBC News White House Correspondent


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Recent polling revealed that Trump's biggest defenders on impeachment are Fox News viewers. Trump has adopted the Fox model of false information dissemination in his administration. The two are intertwined, which is why it is not surprising that Rachel Maddow is trouncing Fox News with the viewers who are younger and outside of Trump's base of white, male, Republican, over age 65, Fox News viewers.

Rachel Maddow has continued to produce quality programming on a nightly basis. Maddow is covering impeachment and the overarching connections between the Ukraine and Russia scandals in a consistently insightful way. Her recent interview with Ronan Farrow where she used her platform to call out NBC executives for their treatment of Matt Lauer's victims was an example of a principled star speaking truth to power.

Trump has his propaganda on Fox News, but people who will decide who the next president will be are watching Rachel Maddow.


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The worse it objectively gets for Trump the better Maddow does.

#1 | Posted by Zed at 2019-10-31 08:09 AM | Reply

Rachel Maddow 2020!

#2 | Posted by danni at 2019-10-31 09:50 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

#2 By all means. Run Maddow, run!

#3 | Posted by gracieamazed at 2019-10-31 10:09 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

As of October 2019, Fox News was the most-watched network for the third consecutive year and continues to do well in terms of its prime time audience, with around 2.43 million primetime viewers in that month.

Maddow captured one age group. Absolutely Danni MADDOW BY A LANDSLIDE IN 2020!

#4 | Posted by gracieamazed at 2019-10-31 10:15 AM | Reply

Fox captures the dying age demographic.

Maddow captures the future.

There is hope for them yet...

"The median age of Fox News viewers is 65.

According to Nielsen ratings, the median age of Fox's audience was 66 in 2016. Following something of a youthful surge the following year, Adweek reported "good news" for Fox News early in 2018. Over the past year, the median age of the cable channel's audience had dropped to 65. Looking at prime-time numbers alone, Fox viewers kicked back up to 66."

Maybe in another decade Faux can get it's median age to 64.

#5 | Posted by Nixon at 2019-10-31 10:32 AM | Reply

I watch Ms Maddow from time to time. I like how she focuses a lot upon actual legal documents to present her information.

I don't like her repetition of the same things multiple times. I find I use the fast forward button a lot when I watch her show.

Maybe move her show to 30 minutes instead of an hour, so she doesn't have to stretch so much....

#6 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-10-31 12:37 PM | Reply

Rachel's still the smartest person on prime-time cable-news.

The one thing she does, which almost no one else does, is that when she's introducing a guest, and Rachel sets-up the story as to why and what the guest is going to talk about, the very first thing she ALWAYS asks the guest is whether she got the set-up story correct. She never misses doing that, and I can't recall any of her guests ever suggesting that she got it wrong. I can only recall one other person who would try to go out of their way to make sure that they asked their guests to confirm that the set-up was accurate, and that's Thom Hartmann, whom I used to listen to on 'Air America' when it was still on the air. He's doing an internet show now, but I don't follow him as much I did, although I still get his daily email news briefs and commentary.


#7 | Posted by OCUser at 2019-11-01 02:10 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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