Rachel Maddow Debuts Strong, Beats Larry King
MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show tops CNN's Larry King Live in debut but still trails Fox News Channel's Hannity & Colmes .
By Marisa Guthrie -- Broadcasting & Cable, 9/9/2008 1:11:00 PM
Rachel Maddow's inaugural show Monday night on MSNBC premiered with strong numbers, beating Larry King Live, CNN's top-rated regular program.
At 9 p.m., The Rachel MaddowShow was watched by 1.54 million viewers (483,000 in news' target demographic of 25- to 54-year-olds), according to Nielsen Media Research. (To read an exclusive profile of Maddow from this week's issue of B&C, click here.)
A new installment of King, with Bob Woodward talking about his new book, was seen by 1.38 million viewers (383,000 in the demo).
Fox News Channel's Hannity & Colmes, the cable news leader at 9 p.m., was first in the time slot with 3.05 million viewers (845,000 in the demo).
donald warfle - 9/30/2009 11:31:01 PM EDT
I saw the blurb on Drudge that Rachel beat Larry King. It's a shame the info didn't reveal that Fox News had more the double her viewership!
Susan - 9/23/2008 12:41:00 PM EDT
I love her views!!Shez a bit too left leaning to be fir,But maybe its a reaction to Faux news and all their slime ball tactics..
U go girl!!!!
Nisha Blair - 9/10/2008 8:08:00 PM EDT
You make honor to the three "c": Clear, Confine and Concise.
Great analyst,I would like the others news channels learn from you.
Yamiley Rangel - 9/10/2008 5:56:00 PM EDT
Ben - 9/10/2008 3:54:00 PM EDT
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