You would think that people on the left might tune in to MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow’s show to get more liberal propaganda on the riots but you would be wrong:
MSNBC’s most popular program, “The Rachel Maddow Show,” continued in May its extended nosedive in the cable news ratings, and some critics say it’s because the show’s eponymous host has spent the past several years misleading viewers.
Maddow finished the month of May behind five different Fox News programs in total viewership, including non-primetime shows “The Five” and “Special Report with Bret Baier.”
Maddow’s performance in May was even more alarming among the key demographic of adults age 25-54, where she averaged 455,000 viewers to finish tied for No. 7 in cable news, behind five different Fox News shows and even one program on MSNBC’s fellow liberal network CNN.
Oops. And this has been going on for a while:
Maddow has shed demo viewers for three straight months at the same time America has seen an unprecedented news cycle filled with everything from a global pandemic to rampant joblessness to the tragic death of George Floyd in police custody.
I know that other news outlets are seeing record engagement since, up until last week, everyone was stuck at home reading and watching the news, but somehow, Maddow managed to screw that up too!