Rachel Maddow’s death spiral, another week of record low ratings

by editor on December 28, 2009

Rachel Maddow can't quite put a finger on where her former viewers went

Rachel Maddow can't quite put a finger on where her former viewers went

Things are not going well for MSNBC. Not for the network in general nor for Rachel Maddow in particular.

While the poor dear used to routinely and handily top 1,000,000 total viewers per night, she’s reached that lofty level only once in the last five weeks.

We’re very sad to report that this is her third week of record low ratings within that same five week period (it probably would have been four out of five, but we won’t hold the disrupted Thanksgiving week against her).

And just to make things even worse, her total viewers for the most recent five night period has reached an all-time low, clinging precariously just above the 4,000,000 level. Here are the grim details:

Date Total Viewers
Mon, Dec 14 755,000
Tues, Dec 15 857,000
Wed, Dec 16 915,000
Thur, Dec 17 -806,000
Fri, Dec 18 745,000
Total 4,078,000

It will be interesting to see what Comcast (NASDAQ: CMCSA), MSNBC’s new owners, decide to do with the also-ran cable news network.

MSNBC is, of course, the network that once billed itself as the Obama Network. Apparently,“The Cartoon Network” was already taken.

Source: MediaBistro.com

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I feel extremely sorry for the unfortunate Americans who have not had the ability to get a college education. Many conservative bloggers do not seem to understand the basic Democratic agenda, part of which is to ensure that all Americans do get a good education, and a decent living wage. These are necessary conditions that must prevail for us to be able to follow the American Dream, and the “Pursuit of happiness” which was a basic human right proposed by the founders of this country. They also do not seem to understand that Republicans want to strip away everything good we have achieved in the last 100 yrs, solely in order to fill their own pockets. Oh, that and also some of them believe it will save their souls. HOW WRONG CAN YOU BE? They are doing the exact opposite of that for sure. Anyone who thinks otherwise has not understood Christianity either.


The Democratic agenda is actually to ensure that every American get a “good LIBERAL education,” and that they get a decent living wage whether they want to work for it or not. Look at what you’re saying. We are guaranteed the right to PURSUE happiness, not have it handed to us on a silver platter.

And I’m not a Christian, so I’m not required to understand Christianity.