Rachel Maddow's Ratings Plummet to Fifth Place in July
MSNBC host's show bombs over trust and integrity issues following Russian collusion hoax
Rachel Maddow's ratings are plummeting as the latest viewing figures reveal her MSNBC show has bombed to fifth place in July.
For the first time in almost a year, Maddow has failed to finish in the top three of cable news shows.
Maddow crashed into fifth place, with only 2.487 million total average viewers in July, behind four Fox News programs:
- Hannity (3.332 million viewers)
- Tucker Carlson Tonight (3.145 million)
- The Ingraham Angle (2.591 million)
- The Five ( 2.503 million)
Maddow's show has continued to lose viewers due to trust and integrity issues after pushing Russian collusion conspiracy theories that were proven false by the Mueller probe.
Compared to this same month last year, when Maddow landed in third place, she has lost a full third of her 25-54 age demographic viewers (511,000 compared to 384,000) and her total viewership slipped from 2.7 million to just 2.487 million.
If you look back two years, the Maddow’s fall is even more pronounced:
In July of 2017, Maddow was on a hot streak with the top spot for all cable news shows for the fifth consecutive month.
According to Breitbart, there was a time, not that long ago, when Maddow and Sean Hannity were in a death match for the cable news crown.
But now she’s sunk to fifth place and the only crown she holds is the number one show on MSNBC, which is itself struggling with a double-digit viewership collapse.
Maddow’s ratings problems are of course directly related to issues of trust and integrity.
For nearly three years, Maddow went pedal to the metal spreading the Russia Collusion Hoax like no one else, not even CNN.
Once the Mueller Report proved President Trump didn't collude with Russia, Maddow was left exposed.
For nearly three years, Maddow promised her gullible audience Trump would be impeached and arrested, and not necessarily in that order, and then — poof — the hotly-anticipated Mueller Time! delivered a sobering dose of reality.
And for reasons any sane person can understand, a huge chunk of Maddow’s audience felt betrayed and disappointed.
Look at all the lies Maddow told; audacious, totally fabricated and invented lies.
She told bizarre tales about Russia freezing Americans to death, Trump taking orders directly from the Kremlin, Trump using Cohen to pay off Russian hackers, Putin installing Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State, and that is the least of the crazy.
Eventually, even cult leaders have to pay off.
You can only spread certain conspiracy theories for so long before people start to notice there has been no payoff.
Deadline after deadline after revelation after revelation, continue to prove these are all cults led by cult leaders and grifters with no respect for the people they are trying to swindle.
Maddow went all-in on what she knew was a hoax, and for a couple of years it worked, she was in the running for number one.
But now her integrity is forever damaged.
Only a fool would continue to believe anything she says about anything.