The Rachel Maddow Show Just Had Its Best Ratings Week Ever

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Donald Trump’s never-ending White House woes continue to be good news for The Rachel Maddow Show. With the president mired in shithole-gate, MSNBC’s signature show last week scored its best ratings ever, attracting an average audience of 3.172 million viewers for its initial 9 p.m. ET live telecast. Maddow beat its main Fox News rival Hannity (2.8 million) by nearly 400,000 viewers while tripling the tune-in for CNN’s limited-edition Chris Cuomo hour. She also easily bested both programs in the key cable-news demo of adults under 55 and marked her second consecutive week as the No. 1 show in all of cable news in said demo.

It was a good week for MSNBC overall, too. Boosted by Maddow, the NBC-owned network’s progressive-leaning prime-time lineup beat both Fox News and CNN among all viewers and the demo last week. This latest ratings victory expands a Maddow-MSNBC hot streak that began right around the time Trump took office last January, and heated up over the summer as the Russia investigation got more serious.

The Rachel Maddow Show Just Had Its Best Ratings Week Ever