The month of March was not great for Fox News. The New Yorker’s Jane Mayer reported that the network buried the Stormy Daniel’s story to help Donald Trump. Media Matters uncovered some troubling old interviews with Fox News star Tucker Carlson, and host Jeanine Pirro was suspended for two weeks following offensive comments regarding congresswoman, Ilhan Omar.
The latest bad news for Fox concerns the 2019 first quarter cable rantings. MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow stands atop the age 25-54 rating’s board, defeating all commentators from both Fox News and CNN.
Maddow’s success was part of a general surge for the entire network. In a press release, MSNBC stated, “The network’s Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5pm, viewing grew by a larger margin (17%) than Fox News, which actually declined two percent.”
MSNBC’s ratings have been surging since the 2018 midterm elections. Two other shows: The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell and Deadline: White House with Nicole Wallace also featured similar ratings boosts.
Fox is not the only organization that sees Maddow as a threat. Following the release of the Mueller Report, Russian State Media targeted the MSNBC host. After the report was released, Maddow tweeted, “LOL — the Russia Today and conservative media news this morning that I **wept** — I cried and cried — through the show last night. LOLololol.”
LOL — the Russia Today and conservative media news this morning that I **wept** — I cried and cried — through the show last night. LOLololol.
— Rachel Maddow MSNBC (@maddow) March 23, 2019