Elizabeth Warren’s CNN Town Hall Was Least Watched Cable News Program Monday Night
The ratings are in, and they show that even a special Town Hall with Democrat presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren could not help CNN capture viewers on Monday night.
MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow reigned supreme yet again during the 9 p.m. programming hour on Monday night, trouncing Fox News’s Sean Hannity, and tellingly, receiving almost three times as many viewers as CNN’s Town Hall with Rep. Warren.
Adweek reports that Maddow had 2.98 million viewers on Monday night, while Hannity came in second with only 2.5 million. CNN’s Town Hall came in a distant third, with only 1 million viewers tuning in to hear from from Warren.
This may be fortunate for Warren, considering she pitched a series of expensive policies that some estimate would cost over $100 trillion to fully implement, and advocated destroying the Electoral College and changing the country to system that uses a simple, popular vote.
It is also worth noting that MSNBC trounced Fox News during a vital afternoon fringe time slot. Fox News’ Neil Cavuto had only 1.36 million viewers at 4 p.m., compared with MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace, who scored 1.5 million viewers at the same time. Both networks, however, beat third-place CNN’s Jake Tapper, who pulled in only 814,000 viewers.
As Fox News has inched further to the left, the far left MSNBC has routinely beat it during prime time hours. Maddow frequently beats Hannity, and on some days Fox News is only saved by the besieged Tucker Carlson, who routinely scores enough viewers during the 8 p.m. hour to more than make up for Maddow’s millions of viewers at 9 p.m.
Carlson took first place for prime time viewers of cable news last night with a total of 3.17 million viewers watching Tucker Carlson Tonight.