On Thursday, Conservative talk radio icon Rush Limbaugh told Fox News’ “Hannity” that the temporary bump in ratings for MSNBC cable news commentator, Rachel Maddow, resulted from the serious Russia collusion farces being discussed — not from engagement with the host.
Fox News also reports: “The Rachel Maddow Show” saw an average 13 percent decrease in viewership comparing her ratings Monday through Wednesday this week versus last week — Maddow lost nearly a whopping 500,000 viewers on Monday’s show following the release of Barr’s letter compared to her previous Monday show. She also saw a 15 percent decrease in the 25-52 demo audience.
The MSNBC primetime lineup suffered as a whole this week, averaging 2.46 million viewers versus the 2.83 million from last week.”
President Trump tweeted: “Wow, ratings for ‘Morning Joe,’ which were really bad in the first place, just ‘tanked’ with the release of the Mueller report. Likewise, other shows on MSNBC and CNN have gone down by as much as 50%. Just shows, Fake News never wins!”
Wow, ratings for “Morning Joe,” which were really bad in the first place, just “tanked” with the release of the Mueller Report. Likewise, other shows on MSNBC and CNN have gone down by as much as 50%. Just shows, Fake News never wins!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 28, 2019
It’s unclear if this blow to Maddow’s ratings is indicative that the American people will flat out reject the propagandistic pseudo-reporting and commentary of MSNBC and others, or if it was just a figurative warning shot. Either way, ‘We The People’ have put Maddow and her cohorts in the media on notice—Americans want and deserve accuracy in reporting and transparency to distinguish opinion from fact.