All of which are obviously Fox News programs.
Russiagate conspiracy theory implosion—>Maddow ratings implosion https://t.co/2mq3NL3Qx8
— Mark Ames (@MarkAmesExiled) August 1, 2019
Fall From Ratings Grace
In July, Maddow averaged 2,487,000 primetime viewers, which was slightly up from the 2,450,000 average viewers she got in June.
BUT, June and July were a significant fall in ratings compared to the 3,067,000 viewers Maddow averaged in February, which was the last time she had viewers north of 3 million.
The ratings fall began in March when she garnered only 2,886,000 viewers and continued to nosedive in April when an average of 2,630,000 viewers tuned in.
There’s no secret about what is happening with Maddow. Her fall from ratings grace corresponds with the end of former special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.
— Jesse Watters (@JesseBWatters) July 30, 2019
When Russiagate Collapsed…
Maddow had amassed a larger audience than ever pushing Russian conspiracy theories each night, even often competing with Hannity for the number one ratings spot.
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But when the whole facade collapsed in March when Attorney General William Barr announced Mueller had concluded the Trump campaign did not collude with Russia.
Immediately, Maddow’s audience being to dwindle away, as reported by The Daily Beast at the time.
July was the first time since October 2018 that Maddow was not one of the top three highest rated cable news shows.
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The Left-Wing Glenn Beck?
While many liberals bought into her conspiracy theories, some progressives took her to task.
Progressive journalist and frequent Tucker Carlson Tonight guest Glenn Greenwald criticized Maddow’s irresponsible journalism on Twitter in January, writing, “She is Glenn Beck standing at the chalkboard. Liberals celebrate her (relatively) high ratings as proof that she’s right, but Beck himself proved that nothing produces higher cable ratings than feeding deranged partisans unhinged conspiracy theories that flatter their beliefs.”
She is Glenn Beck standing at the chalkboard. Liberals celebrate her (relatively) high ratings as proof that she's right, but Beck himself proved that nothing produces higher cable ratings than feeding deranged partisans unhinged conspiracy theories that flatter their beliefs: https://t.co/ChJQjVeWKa
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) January 5, 2019
Greenwald’s tweet was a response to fellow journalist Michael Tracey who took it upon himself to chronicle Maddow’s lunacy, “Maddow wove an elaborate 20 minute theory last night postulating that Trump’s ‘odd riff on the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan was actually evidence that unknown Russian officials are ‘stovepiping’ propaganda through Trump. She called on the new Dem House to investigate this”
Now that the Russia-Trump conspiracy theory has gone away will Rachel Maddow find some new lie to feed viewers?
If it gives her ratings, you know she will.
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