Rachel Maddow’s Ratings Continue To Tank At MSNBC

When you think of ultraliberal media stars a lot of names come to mind. But one who has stood out for a while has been Rachel Maddow of MSNBC. However, it seems that even her hard left viewers are growing tired of her, as her ratings are headed to the media equivalent of the Challenger Deep.

Maddow called the month of May quits at the tail end of five Fox News programs in total viewership, including non-primetime shows such as “The Five” and “Special Report with Bret Baier.” And remember, she’s tanking with her own type of viewers.  Her May numbers were even sadder with the key adult demo of 25-54. There she caught 455,000 viewers to end up tied for No. 7 in cable news, even behind a show at ratings bottom-feeder CNN.

Speaking of fake news, “Cuomo Prime Time” beat Maddow in the key demo in May. Even the non-by-the-sentient-watched “Anderson Cooper 360” almost beat Maddow among the vital viewer group last month.

Cornell Law School professor and media critic William A. Jacobson told Fox News, “Rachel Maddow’s success was a one-trick pony. That trick was Trump-Russia conspiracy theories on an Alex Jones level of crazy. After the Mueller report, Maddow’s decline was inevitable. She got a respite due to impeachment hysteria, but now that that too has passed, there’s no reason for anyone except the hardcore left to watch her. Her decline could be permanent unless some other political paranoid delusion draws people back to her.”

Media Research Center Vice President Dan Gainor also told Fox News, “I think this is a battle of extreme idiocy and that favors CNN. Maddow has two strikes against her — she tends to be wonky and she lost a lot of leftist support when she was massively wrong about Russia. Even the left has the standard of wanting their pundits not to make them look bad. And she did. CNN has become a parody of a news network with the unethical faux journalism of anchor Chris Cuomo repeatedly interviewing his brother, the disastrous New York governor. Lucky for CNN, their viewers aren’t tuning into Cuomo or Anderson Cooper for news. They can’t be. They are tuning in for spectacle. And that, CNN will happily supply.”

Piling on, media critic Jeff McCall comments, “Maddow’s credibility likely took a hit in the eyes of the less loyal viewers once the Russian collusion story dissipated. The strategy of focusing so much of her program around one issue looked good at the time and her ratings jumped, but sustaining that momentum was a challenge once the news agenda changed. She will need to find another enticing anti-Trump storyline to lure back the more casual viewers.”

This was inevitable. The rarely drooling members of the left who can still summon up the brain-hand coordination to push a button on a remote are leaving Maddow because she just is never right. Even they have standards for accuracy. They’re very low, but they’re there. And as she begins to slide into permanent orbit decay and burns up in the pundit atmosphere she will blame it on the president, as she always does. If only he had that much power.

This piece was written by PoliZette Staff on June 5, 2020. It originally appeared in LifeZette and is used by permission.

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CNN’s Brian Stelter Tries To Attack Fox News For Ignoring Major Trump Story – It Immediately Backfires

By PoliZette Staff | February 12, 2020

CNN’s Brian Stelter tried to call out Fox News for ignoring a major story about Donald Trump on Tuesday, but his attempts to humiliate the network immediately backfired when social media users let him know that Fox had in fact broken the story.

“Fox and MSNBC leading the 1pm hour with NH primary hype,” Stelter tweeted on Tuesday afternoon. “CNN leading with breaking news: ‘DOJ STUNS WITH EXTRAORDINARY REVERSAL ON STONE SENTENCING.'”

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Stelter was claiming that Fox was ignoring the major story of the Department of Justice pushing for a lower sentence for Roger Stone, a convicted former associate of Trump’s, despite prosecutors within the DOJ seeking a seven to nine year sentence, according to The Blaze.

Unfortunately for Stelter, he soon learned that he was dead wrong, as social media users pointed out that it was Fox News who broke this story in the first place.

“Fox News broke the friggin story,” replied Chuck Ross of the Daily Caller, with The Federalist’s Sean Davis responding, “Fox News broke that story, you incompetent buffoon.”

Other users pointed out Stelter’s mistake as well:

Stelter is clearly just jealous that Fox News absolutely dominates CNN in the ratings. In fact, the week of Trump’s acquittal in the Senate impeachment trial was the fifth most-watched week in the history of the network, and it’s highest since the president’s inauguration, according to Axios.

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On top of that, of the forty most-watched shows on basic cable last week, 39 were on Fox. The only other one to break the top forty was Rachel Maddow’s MSBNC show, and none of CNN’s shows were able to break through.

In 2019, CNN saw a 9% decline in total viewers, so it’s no wonder Stelter is feeling bitter. He can try to discredit Fox as much as he wants to, but it’s not going to stop the rest of us from tuning in to the one cable news network we can actually trust to bring us the truth.

This piece originally appeared in LifeZette and is used by permission.

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