MSNBC beat cable news kingpin Fox News in a key daytime rating for the first time in 17 years.
- For the week of Dec. 17 to 21, MSNBC averaged 1.56 million viewers between 6 a.m. and 2 p.m., ahead of Fox’s 1.54 million. CNN scored 975,000.
- The last time MSNBC beat Fox in this rating category was just before the presidential election that would eventually put George W. Bush in the White House, in November 2000.
- MSNBC also beat Fox News in the key adult 25-54 year old demo during the same time period.
- In addition to the daytime win, MSNBC also racked up wins in primetime.
- “The Rachel Maddow Show” was tops at 3.2 million viewers, beating “Hannity,” though the namesake host Sean Hannity was not hosting that week while Maddow was still behind the desk.
- “Hannity” has been showing some dips in the ratings, but will still wrap up 2018 as most popular show on cable news.
- However, his viewers have dipped to 2.76 million viewers from the election through Dec. 17, a drop of 19 previous from the previous month.
- “Hannity” is also down 30 percent in the 24-54 demo.