Voting with their eyeballs, cable news viewers keep Fox News high atop the ratings
Catering to Trump Derangement Syndrome hasn't been a winning strategy for CNN and MSNBC. As third-quarter ratings have been released, poor Rachel Maddow still hasn't recovered from the slump engendered by the embarrassing flop of Robert Mueller's report and testimony, making her years-long foaming-at-the-mouth hyping of "Russia collusion!" an utter embarrassment.
Meanwhile, Fox News Channel remains the highest rated cable channel of all — not just cable news, but all of the hundreds of cable channels.
William Davis of the Daily Caller reports:
Sean Hannity had the highest rated news show for the third quarter, averaging 3,276,000 viewers, followed by Tucker Carlson with 3,082,000 viewers, Laura Ingraham with 2,629,000 viewers, and finally Rachel Maddow who averaged 2,518,000 viewers, according to Nielsen Media Research. It was Maddow's lowest-rated quarter since the second quarter of 2016.
There was a slight boost for Maddow in September as the impeachment hoax fired up the Trump-haters. But that hoax is not going to end well, either. The Hunter Biden scandal is but one of the storylines that are about to become exploding cigars now that the Democrats have put Ukraine on the table. Enlisting foreign governments in digging up dirt is now a grave issue? Can you say "Steele Dossier"? Or how about "Chalupa"? And no, not the Taco Bell menu item, but this kind.