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Wed Mar 27, 2019, 06:46 PM

Maddow, other MSNBC hosts see ratings drop, Fox up

By DAVID BAUDER 35 minutes ago

NEW YORK (AP) ó Rachel Maddow isnít backing away from her coverage of President Donald Trump and any connection to Russiaís involvement in trying to influence the 2016 presidential campaign. The question is how much her fans want to listen.

Maddowís audience has dipped on her two days back on the air since Attorney General William Barr reported that special counsel Robert Mueller had found no collusion between Trump and Russiaís efforts. Her audience of 2.5 million on Monday was 19 percent below her average this year, and it went down further to 2.3 million on Tuesday, the Nielsen company said.

Meanwhile, her head-to-head competitor on Fox News Channel, Sean Hannity, saw his audience soar on Monday to 4 million viewers, a 32 percent increase from his average. It slipped to 3.57 million on Tuesday. One of Trumpís most prominent media fans, Hannity was to interview the president on Wednesdayís show.

Hannity and Maddow have run neck-and-neck atop the cable news ratings this year, with Maddow having the slight edge.

https://apnews.com/6a418de605ab4fb5a8cddf958ac190f0

At least Maddow has 15 questions based on journalistic principles what does Hannity have .......................... not much

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Reply Maddow, other MSNBC hosts see ratings drop, Fox up (Original post)
turbinetree Mar 2019 OP
redstatebluegirl Mar 2019 #1
Separation Mar 2019 #18
trof Mar 2019 #19
Different Drummer Mar 2019 #25
manor321 Mar 2019 #2
jezebel321 Mar 2019 #3
UniteFightBack Mar 2019 #6
djg21 Mar 2019 #15
Wounded Bear Mar 2019 #4
Dennis Donovan Mar 2019 #5
Chin music Mar 2019 #8
SallyHemmings Mar 2019 #31
mucifer Mar 2019 #7
politicaljunkie41910 Mar 2019 #20
democratisphere Mar 2019 #9
Chin music Mar 2019 #10
VOX Mar 2019 #11
Grammy23 Mar 2019 #17
VOX Mar 2019 #36
Grammy23 Mar 2019 #37
VOX Mar 2019 #38
Archae Mar 2019 #12
kimbutgar Mar 2019 #13
Chin music Mar 2019 #14
PeeJ52 Mar 2019 #16
obamanut2012 Mar 2019 #22
PeeJ52 Mar 2019 #32
DFW Mar 2019 #21
okaawhatever Mar 2019 #24
DFW Mar 2019 #27
highplainsdem Mar 2019 #23
Different Drummer Mar 2019 #29
doc03 Mar 2019 #26
Sneederbunk Mar 2019 #28
nocoincidences Mar 2019 #30
Jane Austin Mar 2019 #33
MFM008 Mar 2019 #34
broiles Mar 2019 #35

Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 06:48 PM

1. I can't speak for everyone, but I have taken a hiatus from news for a couple of weeks.

I may never go back, I feel much better, sleep better etc. I love Rachel, but watching her before I go to bed has not been working for me.

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Response to redstatebluegirl (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 08:31 PM

18. Yep, same here.

Until the full Mueller report is leaked/released, I'm on a cable news blackout. I even deleted the 5 major news channels from my cable box, (I kinda screwed up though, as I forgot the pin # to bring them back).

I figure that there is no reason to work myself into a lather until the full report is released as I dont trust any 'talking head' from not talking outta there ass as they have been doing for the last 2 yeard.

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Response to redstatebluegirl (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 08:35 PM

19. Today I watched Rocky and Bullwinkle on YouTube. Then I watched Paula Poundstone specials.

I love YouTube.

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Response to trof (Reply #19)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 08:53 PM

25. I agree. Lots of good stuff on there. n/t

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 06:48 PM

2. Of course

 

It would be expected that Sunday's news would do this. But Trump has already fallen down with the health care decision.

And the news has changed to "Why are Republicans hiding the Mueller report?"

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 06:49 PM

3. I think a lot of people are so disgusted and just needed to take a few

days off from the news and anything related to Trump. I know I couldn't stand seeing the Trump gloating and spin so I've been watching HGTV for the last few days. Just put CNN/MSNBC back on today. Needed the escape for a little bit of time.

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Response to jezebel321 (Reply #3)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 06:51 PM

6. I think it's this too. nt

 

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Response to UniteFightBack (Reply #6)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 07:49 PM

15. That's me.

 

I couldnít, and canít, bear to listen any more. Itís too demoralizing.

Screw Barr and forget impeachment. We have to put Trump and his minions out of office in November 2020 and take the Senate back too.

I will not vote for any Dem who doesnít commit to prosecuting Trump after he leaves office. Sauce for the goose . . . Lock the dumbfuck up.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 06:49 PM

4. Meh, momentary drops in ratings mean little...

trends matter, over several weeks, not just over a couple of days.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 06:50 PM

5. It'll slosh back in her direction once the full Mueller report sees daylight.

The deplorables had their little Barrgasm on Sunday, but that'll change once the report is released (likely by court order, I'd imagine).

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Reply #5)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 07:00 PM

8. "Barrgasm"???

phththahahahaha. I had to laugh.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Reply #5)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 09:04 PM

31. Barrgasm?

I love this...

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 06:52 PM

7. I can't watch her show now. I would think it's really hard for Rachel to do it.

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Response to mucifer (Reply #7)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 08:36 PM

20. On her show the other night, she introduced the guy who puts her shows together every night.

She actually said that. It surprised me. I always thought she played a large role in doing it herself. I guess she's just another pretty face.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 07:01 PM

9. Shams being lead to the slaughter.

Loyalty is no longer even skin deep.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 07:04 PM

10. Never give up on TRMS.

I see it online. Most likely RM wishes she didn't have to keep reporting to a nation that refuses to move their feet. It's PAST time for street music. PAST time.
***Watch as soon as we do...we'll all be "Antifah"...you know its coming. Chickenshit repubs.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 07:04 PM

11. I'm taking a break from ALL cable news for a long while.

I get all the information I need from the Washington Post, New York Times, The New Yorker, and not least, DU.

Just donít want to hear any talking heads opine about 45 right now. My health has taken a hit by being so invested in the Russia collusion narrative, only to see it buried (for now) in yet another shitty right-wing gambit.

I turn 70 next month. Maybe Iíll live another 10-20 years, who knows? But right now, I need some goddamned space between me and the total crap-fest that is America.

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Response to VOX (Reply #11)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 08:22 PM

17. Totally with you, Vox.


I watched Rachel last night because I had been out of town and missed most of the angst over the weekend. Just caught up briefly. But Iím bummed and disheartened. Iíve invested a sh*t ton of time and money in books and watching mostly MSNBC trying to understand what has been happening since tRump blasted his way into politics. I felt like we were on the verge of a massive scandal and tRump would be impeached or indicted and convicted. I counted on things working out against him. (I know. I know. The fat lady has not sung.) It felt like such a let down that I just had to take a break from all of it. I do check in here just to make sure nothing big has happened ó like tRumpolini had a massive stroke and dropped dead at Bedminster on the first tee.

Iím not abandoning any of the MSNBC regulars but I had to let them spin and flap their gums without having to hear it. I needed a break. Plus, it just hurts too much to see tRump gloat and declare victory. I know he is still guilty as hell, but it is heartbreaking to see him claim he was exonerated. Just sickening. Iíll be better in a few days. Meanwhile, the peace and quiet is nice.

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Response to Grammy23 (Reply #17)

Thu Mar 28, 2019, 06:07 AM

36. Like a seismic build-up of ((((pressure)))) and then...*poof*

I foolishly had a (mistaken) impression of Robert Mueller, that he was a Dudley Do-Right type, someone who was going to adhere to the letter of the law, and really lower the boom on all the blatant actions on full display for two years.

But this round ended not with a bang, but a whimper. (Apologies to T.S. Elliot)

I read enough about Trumpís gloating, and yes, it is sick-making. If the law cannot stop this monster, who/what can? There are no good answers to that. Which I why I have to step away a bit.

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Response to VOX (Reply #36)

Thu Mar 28, 2019, 10:22 AM

37. Sometimes you have to think of yourself


and your own physical and mental health. After having invested far too many hours on the tRump nightmare, I am regretting all the things I could have and should have been doing. I can always come here for a few minutes (not hours) and get caught up. So I hope I have learned a lesson here and wonít get caught up in that mess again. Being informed is one thing. Enmeshed is another.

P.S. Happy 70th birthday, in advance. I turned 70 last Nov. and my husband did in Jan.

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Response to Grammy23 (Reply #37)

Fri Mar 29, 2019, 05:02 AM

38. True thoughts. Thank you.

Seems everybodyís racing to hit 70

Itís a significant number of years, no question. Sobering in one sense, liberating in another.

Thanks for the good wishes, much appreciated. All best to you ó

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 07:14 PM

12. Ratings in this case are worthless.

What sells more, the National Enquirer or US News And World Report?

So even IF Hannity gets better ratings, his show is still worthless.

Rachel herself, back when Bill O'Reilly was still on Fox and bragging about his ratings, showed two cable TV shows that got better ratings than O'Reilly, a show abut a guy who still pans for gold, and a panel show about one of the "Walking Dead" shows.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 07:23 PM

13. I think a lot of people were mad and disgusted and didn't want to watch news

Two days is not a trend.

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Response to kimbutgar (Reply #13)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 07:25 PM

14. Agreed. TRMS is all I dredge up.

I try to get news here thats relevant. It's all I need.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 07:52 PM

16. People will give up. Unless something happens to give them hope in the rule of law...

 

You will not see people going to the polls in 2020. They know they are beaten. They thoroughly trounced the Republicans and took back the House in 2018 for what? For this? For the Republicans to police themselves? Foe Bill Barr to declare his boss innocent of everything? For the White House to thumb their nose at requests for information from Democrats? To see the the media like CNN totally fall in line with Bill Barr's summary, knowing what he did in Iran/Contra. If tRump can keep from screwing up the economy for another year and a half, I think he can win again because people won't vote.

The people need a victory. You can only get up so many times after continually being knocked down.

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Response to PeeJ52 (Reply #16)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 08:42 PM

22. lulz

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Response to obamanut2012 (Reply #22)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 09:29 PM

32. sigh...

 

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 08:41 PM

21. What time does Rachel Maddow come on in the States?

On days when I get home from work, I'm lucky if I make it home by 8 PM. Maybe more people who favor Rachel's show work for a living, and maybe more people who have nothing to do except sit around seethe in anger watch Hannity?

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Response to DFW (Reply #21)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 08:52 PM

24. 8 Central time. Also, fox is basic basic cable and MSNBC is part of a package that is $40 more per

month. That needs to change immediately. Also, Rachel has the demographic. Fox news viewers are 100 years old so the advertisers don't really care about them

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Response to okaawhatever (Reply #24)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 08:59 PM

27. I'd say Rachel is doing well if her viewers have a $480 yearly handicap. n/t

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 08:49 PM

23. All that ratings change means is that liberals were unhappy about the news for a few days, while

RWers were thrilled.

Definitely NOT a trend that will last very long.

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Response to highplainsdem (Reply #23)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 09:01 PM

29. Yep. That's all it means. n/t

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 08:59 PM

26. Me too since the Mueller report I haven't been watching much news. I think for a some the

Mueller report has made them think our side is fake news and it was really a witch hunt and they have gone back to Fox.
This Barr bs is killing us.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 09:00 PM

28. Not to worry. Plenty of Trump malfeasance and incompetence left to cover.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 09:02 PM

30. I've been watching more movies and series

on Netflix and Amazon Prime since the news broke.

I guess I am waiting for the full report to be broken.

I watch Rachel, but tend to fall asleep pretty soon after I tune her in. Sometimes I make it to Lawrence.

I admit to being depressed...but I am not hopeless...just creating an emotion-free pause, I guess.

I still spend my time here, rather than other forums which used to be my home. This is it, now. I live here, for better or worse.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 09:53 PM

33. Of course they have.

It makes me sick to see trumph and his lackeys lying about the report.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 10:36 PM

34. Maggots favorite channel

Ratings are of ZERO interest.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 11:11 PM

35. March Madness!

Some things are more important.

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