MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow seems to be suffering a slump in viewers following the widely disappointing report for Special Counsel Robert Mueller which many Democrats had hoped would incriminating.
Maddow, who has been a vocal critic of President Donald Trump from the start, was a propionate of the theory that President Donald Trump won the election, thanks to collusion from Russia, not through his own merit as a candidate.
The theory of conspiracy and election fraud has been a mainstay on Maddow’s evening program for the past two years, following the 2016 election, and the MSNBC host struggled to retain her composure as she delivered Friday’s opening monologue, clearly distraught that Mueller didn’t find anything for which he could recommend indictments against the president or his campaign members.
Maddow’s lack of substantive evidence to back up her years of theories seems to have done serious damage to her ratings, according to The Daily Caller.
“‘The Rachel Maddow Show’ on MSNBC delivered monster ratings for the network, cementing the cable host as the left-wing foil to Fox News’ Sean Hannity. Maddow consistently finished 1st or 2nd in overall cable news ratings over the past year, sometimes garnering more than 3 million viewers,” the Daily Caller reported.
However, according to The Daily Beast, Maddow’s show lost half a million viewers in a single week after the Mueller report was delivered to Capitol Hill.
“Maddow, who has consistently vied for the first or second top-rated cable news program, was sixth on Monday evening, down almost 500,000 total viewers from the previous Monday, as was MSNBC’s second top-rated program in primetime, ‘The Last Word With Lawrence O’Donnell,’” The Daily Beast reported.
Conversely, Fox News’ “The Sean Hannity Show” has had a ratings boom, with his numbers seeing almost double what Maddow’s show brought in on Monday, according to the Daily Caller. Hannity’s show had almost 4 million viewers, while Maddow’s brought in 2.5 million.