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(20,176 posts)
Sat Mar 4, 2017, 03:28 AM Mar 2017

MSNBC'S Rachel Maddow Is Now Growing 3 Times Faster Than Fox News As Her Ratings Surge

• “The Rachel Maddow Show” delivered more growth than FOX News in both total viewers (+99% vs CNN’s +70% and FOX News’ +31%) and the A25-54 demo (+93% vs. FOX News’ +55%) over February 2016. This is the program’s best total viewer delivery in the hour ever, and the best demo delivery since November 2012.

• “The Rachel Maddow Show” averaged 2.3 million total viewers and 528,000 viewers A25-54
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(10,252 posts)
1. I love Rachel
Sat Mar 4, 2017, 03:41 AM
Mar 2017

I tape her show always. And she's getting better and better. I hope she wins a Peabody or Emmy.


(20,176 posts)
3. Yep, she's a very good investigative reporter. Be sure to check out Joy Reid and Lawrence ODonnell
Sat Mar 4, 2017, 03:46 AM
Mar 2017

...they are very good as well. Lawrence is on weekday evening right after Rachel. Joy Reid on Saturday and Sunday mornings.

All 3 are excellent.


(89,637 posts)
2. i loved what she said about how their reporting focuses on what is actually happening
Sat Mar 4, 2017, 03:46 AM
Mar 2017

instead of on what they are saying. especially what the proven liars are saying.


(7,228 posts)
4. Higher percentage of growth in your own audience does not represent an increase in marketshare.
Sat Mar 4, 2017, 03:54 AM
Mar 2017

99% of 1000 < 31% of 100,000


(58,785 posts)
5. Ignoring those numbers, I think you may be missing
Sat Mar 4, 2017, 04:00 AM
Mar 2017

the real point. More people are INTERESTED in what liberally oriented media have to say in a way they were not before. Don't have numbers, but this increase seems to be an indicator of an awakening, not a total.

If the election were held today, all those hyenas 2016 put in office would be watching from the other side of TV screens.


(7,228 posts)
8. I'm not missing the point. I just don't think the numbers illustrate the point.
Sat Mar 4, 2017, 05:03 AM
Mar 2017

You are showing numbers for Fox as a whole and for CNN as a whole, versus one show on MSNBC. That whole increase could be from within MSNBC--people tired of Chris Hayes, for instance, or people finally letting go of Ed Schulz.

I must confess I did not read the article, though. I can't get past the hyperbolic language in the bulk of Politicus articles. They often sound like the Communist party papers they would hand out on street corners on the North Side of Chicago in the 70s.


(58,785 posts)
10. I don't read "Politicus" and have not checked it out, whatever it is.
Sat Mar 4, 2017, 05:29 AM
Mar 2017

Btw, these are not my numbers, I'm just commenting on what I think is important here.

I do agree you with insisting on reliable fact-based information and fact-based analysis.


(13,617 posts)
7. I would love to be happy
Sat Mar 4, 2017, 04:55 AM
Mar 2017

buy cannot forget that every time I watch MSNBC, I'm helping to pay the salaries of Joe scab and Chris Matthews. that is why not watch. yeah yeah Rachel might have to wind up getting a job at Russia today, but I cannot eat at the table of MSNBC as they do their job more effectively than Fox News.


(50,504 posts)
11. She had a really interesting segment last night with David Cay Johnston about
Sat Mar 4, 2017, 08:20 AM
Mar 2017

a Russian billionaire who seems to have hooked up with Der Fuhrer along the campaign trail numerous times. Odd their planes would mysteriously appear at the same airport together time and time again. Especially when it's a little backwater town in North Carolina.



(3,827 posts)
12. Rachel rocks
Sat Mar 4, 2017, 08:28 AM
Mar 2017

She was the only MSM journalist who helped expose the corruption of the Duke Energy coal ash spill to the citizens of NC- all of the other local journalists tried to help the McCrory admin to sweep it under the rug. Maddow is right up there with Mike Wallace and the old 60 Minutes' crew!


(40,416 posts)
13. Rachel's program is available as an audio podcast.
Sat Mar 4, 2017, 08:55 AM
Mar 2017

The entire program (sans adverts) is available some time after she finishes at 10 PM ET, usually some time after 11 PM ET. The download is only about 10 MB, so even cell phone data limits won't interfere with snagging it.

Just point your podcast aggregator towards "Rachel Maddow", select the audio version, and subscribe.

I grab it every week night that she's on.

Love Rachel!


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