It’s not been a great year for the MSNBC prime time host. Rachel Maddow’s ratings have continued to plummet in the Month of May. This has been a continuing trend that has been in effect every month of 2019.
The MSNBC prime time show has dedicated years now to intensive coverage surrounding the Mueller investigation. It has averaged 2,608,000 viewers per night with 410,000 in the key 25-54 age demographic in May, according to Nielsen Media Research.
Maddow’s show came in third place for all of cable news behind Fox News prime time hosts Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson. Hannity’s average audience was 3,138,000, with Carlson’s coming in at 2,761,000. The Five and The Ingraham Angle rounded out the top five in cable news.
The once popular MSNBC show peaked in January this year, where she averaged 3.3 million viewers. That number dipped to 3.1 million in February and again to 2.9 million in March. Her March coverage included the beginning to the end of the Mueller probe, when his office submitted his report to Attorney General William Barr.
As the Mueller investigation went public, Maddow’s numbers continued to fall. In April, her show averaged an audience of 2,630,000 people. And it has continued to slide downward since.
Barr released a redacted version of the Mueller report last month, where he revealed that there was no evidence that the Trump campaign conspired with Russian officials to win the 2016 presidential election. This took out the foundation that Maddow’s show had literally spent years building.
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