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Sat Mar 3, 2018, 10:53 AM

Rachel Maddow Surges To Become The #1 Show On Cable TV

Younger viewers were already flocking to Maddow, but the total viewership on Thursday was at O’Reilly Factor levels. Fox News has been concerned since they showed O’Reilly the door that Maddow would take the top rated spot on cable news. It’s the reason why they moved Hannity to 9 PM. Fox News is desperate to slow down Maddow’s momentum because their branding and identity are tied to being number one.

Rachel Maddow’s show is unique on cable news, and that uniqueness, plus her willingness to dive deep into the Russia scandal has turned made The Rachel Maddow Show a force to be reckoned with.


https://www.politicususa.com/2018/03/02/rachel-maddow-surges-become-1-show-cable-tv.html

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Reply Rachel Maddow Surges To Become The #1 Show On Cable TV (Original post)
UCmeNdc Mar 2018 OP
poboy2 Mar 2018 #1
gvstn Mar 2018 #5
Horse with no Name Mar 2018 #7
gvstn Mar 2018 #9
Horse with no Name Mar 2018 #10
gvstn Mar 2018 #11
calimary Mar 2018 #34
gvstn Mar 2018 #35
Horse with no Name Mar 2018 #2
hlthe2b Mar 2018 #3
Wounded Bear Mar 2018 #4
SummerSnow Mar 2018 #6
lkinwi Mar 2018 #8
Farmer-Rick Mar 2018 #12
shockey80 Mar 2018 #13
oasis Mar 2018 #14
Eliot Rosewater Mar 2018 #29
duforsure Mar 2018 #15
MFM008 Mar 2018 #16
poboy2 Mar 2018 #17
elmac Mar 2018 #18
oberliner Mar 2018 #19
stevenleser Mar 2018 #22
oberliner Mar 2018 #25
Eliot Rosewater Mar 2018 #30
safeinOhio Mar 2018 #20
William Seger Mar 2018 #31
SunSeeker Mar 2018 #21
McCamy Taylor Mar 2018 #23
flamingdem Mar 2018 #24
Vinca Mar 2018 #26
calimary Mar 2018 #32
JenniferJuniper Mar 2018 #27
Gothmog Mar 2018 #28
bronxiteforever Mar 2018 #33
Rhiannon12866 Mar 2018 #36

Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Sat Mar 3, 2018, 10:56 AM

1. yep.

 

Rachel Maddow’s show is unique on cable news, and that uniqueness, plus her willingness to dive deep into the Russia scandal has turned made The Rachel Maddow Show a force to be reckoned with.


..and in the beginning, she was made fun of, and ridiculed. The too cool for school folks were busy being distracted or conned to dismiss the ongoing TREASON story. So glad she stuck with it.

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Response to poboy2 (Reply #1)

Sat Mar 3, 2018, 11:02 AM

5. She is just great.

I hated that they made her wear low-cut V-necks when she clearly was uncomfortable with that. But she forged on and has once again proven herself as a great news person. And got some ratings so she has a little more power. Kudos to her.

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Response to gvstn (Reply #5)

Sat Mar 3, 2018, 11:07 AM

7. I don't think anyone MADE her wear that

She may just like them.

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Response to Horse with no Name (Reply #7)

Sat Mar 3, 2018, 11:26 AM

9. Really

She looked very uncomfortable in that attire. Watch the first couple months of her show. Someone was going with the Fox sexy girl thing that Rachel really didn't like but it got her from radio to TV. I just found it distressing that it still goes on. It really did happen.

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Response to gvstn (Reply #9)

Sat Mar 3, 2018, 11:31 AM

10. I have watched since she was on KO

I don't think she would do something she didn't want to do and I don't think she is uncomfortable.
Personally, I dress in a sexy manner sometimes. I don't do it for anyone else...I do it because I like it.
I just don't think Rachel is a victim. If she changed how she was dressing, it's most likely because she wanted to.

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Response to Horse with no Name (Reply #10)

Sat Mar 3, 2018, 11:58 AM

11. Seriously, if you can find a few episodes of her earliest shows.

She was clearly uncomfortable. She didn't do it because she wanted to. She got a good gig by switching from radio to TV but didn't dress that way by her own design. She has gotten OK with it now but for the first couple months she HATED it. I'm just saying because I saw it.

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Response to gvstn (Reply #11)

Sat Mar 3, 2018, 01:58 PM

34. Well, that was then. Now, I notice, the only concession she's made to on-camera appearance is

in the eye makeup. She's never tarted up. But I think they give her false eyelashes and/or extra mascara or something. I find it rather pretty - especially in its simplicity, since it's so clear that she uses minimal makeup for camera. No facial contouring, no loudly colored or heavy lipstick, no precision lip-liner or highlighter or dark eye shadow or eyeliner or any of that other stuff. She's naturally attractive so she really doesn't need it. But I have to admit - I do like the eyelashes!

Compare Rachel's nightly on-camera makeup to any photo of Hope Hicks, for example. I rest my case.

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Response to calimary (Reply #34)

Sat Mar 3, 2018, 04:48 PM

35. I like her style

I am here to tell you the news, not wear a lot of makeup I just like that she says I am going to do my job
. Fake eyelashes or not. She has won.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Sat Mar 3, 2018, 10:58 AM

2. I love her show

She painstakingly goes through the facts and ties them up with a pretty bow.
She would have been a great attorney.
I do admit that sometimes...I've just had enough and can't watch because this whole thing can be so depressing.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Sat Mar 3, 2018, 11:00 AM

3. I take nothing away from the talented Maddow...

but I do think this underscores the utter, sheer desperation on the part of most Americans for news and hope that Trump might be closer to impeachment/removal.

Rachel is very good, but she is also predictably going to expand on the stories beyond the headlines and that is frequently (though not always) very reassuring.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Sat Mar 3, 2018, 11:02 AM

4. Well earned...

She's a gem, to be sure.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Sat Mar 3, 2018, 11:02 AM

6. ....

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Sat Mar 3, 2018, 11:26 AM

8. Rachel is the future.

Fox’s schtick is the past.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Sat Mar 3, 2018, 12:11 PM

12. I stopped watching Rachel before the election when she constantly talked about Trump

I swear it was almost all the time. Admittedly it was all negative but it was boring. I felt she was promoting him in a back handed manner.

Then after the election, she seemed to find her muse. I caught a show here and there and noticed it was interesting and detailed. Then I got addicted to her. She breaks down complex issues while telling a story. It's still kind of mostly about Trump but how can it NOT be about Trump? He is the biggest danger to our democracy since WWII.

So, in the end, Rachel really is worth watching.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Sat Mar 3, 2018, 12:18 PM

13. Rachel has a good staff. They are the first to report important news consistently.

 

Thats why it's my favorite cable news program.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Sat Mar 3, 2018, 12:29 PM

14. ImWithHer!

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Response to oasis (Reply #14)

Sat Mar 3, 2018, 01:44 PM

29. yep

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Sat Mar 3, 2018, 12:32 PM

15. Well deserved too.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Sat Mar 3, 2018, 12:40 PM

16. We saw

Keith Olbermann ratings surge in the reign of Bush.
Rachel and Lawrence both did his show and subbed for him.....sigh......the good old TV show days....

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Response to MFM008 (Reply #16)

Sat Mar 3, 2018, 12:42 PM

17. KO...yes, and he gave her a forum for her to show her stuff. -eom

 

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Sat Mar 3, 2018, 12:45 PM

18. One of the real journalists in this country, but

 

she still can't report on some things like net neutrality because, hey, MSNBC is Comcast.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Sat Mar 3, 2018, 12:45 PM

19. Sean Hannity's program was the most watched for the fifth consecutive month, beating Rachel Maddow

 

The prime-time lineup of Fox News shows also dominated the ratings.

Sean Hannity's program was the most watched for the fifth consecutive month, beating Rachel Maddow in the 9 p.m. ET time slot. Hannity's audience for February 2018 averaged 3.3 million. Hannity also won the 25-54 age demographic favored by advertisers.

https://www.bizjournals.com/bizwomen/news/latest-news/2018/03/fox-tops-february-cable-newsratings.html?page=all

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Response to oberliner (Reply #19)

Sat Mar 3, 2018, 01:04 PM

22. Both you and the author of the OP linked article are correct. One is month, one is day

 

Jason Easley posted stats for one day. It's a little premature to call Maddow and MSNBC #1 based on one day, but its an interesting stat.

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Response to stevenleser (Reply #22)

Sat Mar 3, 2018, 01:25 PM

25. Yes, indeed

 

It is great that Maddow won the day but important to remember that Hannity's show still is generally doing better.

It is amazing to watch bits of both shows and recognize that this country exists in two completely disparate alternative universes.

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Response to stevenleser (Reply #22)

Sat Mar 3, 2018, 01:45 PM

30. But certain folks around here are not fooling me. Nope.

Not talking about you.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Sat Mar 3, 2018, 12:46 PM

20. Oxford grad, Polly Sci PHD

vs dumb as a rock drop out, sorry Sean.
This is the DU member formerly known as safeinOhio.

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Response to safeinOhio (Reply #20)

Sat Mar 3, 2018, 01:51 PM

31. Rachel is an intelligent liberal woman

... strikes one, two, and three for reactionaries who call themselves "conservatives."

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Sat Mar 3, 2018, 01:01 PM

21. K & R

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Sat Mar 3, 2018, 01:15 PM

23. Congrats!

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Sat Mar 3, 2018, 01:24 PM

24. Go Rachel

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Sat Mar 3, 2018, 01:25 PM

26. Her show is the one I never miss.

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Response to Vinca (Reply #26)

Sat Mar 3, 2018, 01:52 PM

32. Same here. She connects the dots like nobody else in the business.

I feel like watching her show is the same as attending a master class. Graduate level. I always learn things. Especially context and background.

I think she's wonderful! Her show isn't just any old news hour. It's a public service.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Sat Mar 3, 2018, 01:32 PM

27. I love her show but

I worry sometimes that the painstaking ways she approaches things may turn off people addicted to soundbite news. Mind you, it's 100% necessary but people have such short attention spans these days.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Sat Mar 3, 2018, 01:41 PM

28. Yeah for Rachel

This is the DU member formerly known as Gothmog.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Sat Mar 3, 2018, 01:54 PM

33. Good News!

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Sun Mar 4, 2018, 12:57 AM

36. Great news, but why have they eliminated repeats of her show?

It used to be repeated twice late night, but the second has been replaced with yet another showing of Brian Williams - and her Friday night show used to be repeated at 6am on Saturday mornings, but now that isn't on, either.

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