Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Friday, August 18, 2017

MSNBC ranked as the number one network across all of cable in total viewers for the first time in its history, according to Nielsen data. For Wednesday, Aug. 16, MSNBC averaged 1.52 million viewers for the total day across all of cable, edging out second place Fox News, who averaged 1.5 million. CNN ranked fourth among all cable networks for the day with 1.13 million total viewers. ... Across all of broadcast in primetime, Wednesday's episodes of "The Rachel Maddow Show" and "The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell" were among the top 10 shows of the night in total viewers, with Maddow averaging 3.25 million viewers at 9 p.m. and O'Donnell averaging 2.54 million at 10.

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Nothing to really brag about.

Fox news was #1 for years and has basically ruined the country by making 30% of americans stupid and misinformed enough to support trump. They won. The damage is done.

MSNBC is only #1 right now because everyone is terrified every day and is tuning in to hear what the racist old egomaniac narcissistic manchild did today.

#1 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-08-18 06:07 PM | Reply | Funny: 2 | Newsworthy 1

Re # 1

True. Everyone IS terrified of what the frick this douchebag idiot comes up with next to top his last crisis.

Gotta check first thing every morning to see whether I am going to work or heading for the hills.

#2 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-08-18 07:07 PM | Reply

#1;

No FOX was #1 because all the fat old men watching FOX liked to look at Megyn Kelly. That's why MSNBC is #1 now.

#3 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2017-08-18 07:27 PM | Reply | Funny: 3 | Newsworthy 1

No FOX was #1 because all the fat old men watching FOX liked to look at Megyn Kelly. That's why MSNBC is #1 now.

#3 | Posted by IndianaJones

They liked Megyn Kelly telling them that their lives sucked because of liberals and immigrants. But they're not following her to NBC.

#4 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-08-18 08:02 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Strange that channel is not even on most cable companies here. Sounds like most people were just not watching news and only liberals were watching.

#5 | Posted by tmaster at 2017-08-18 08:52 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Fox continued to defend Trump was past the time that he was still defensible and many of their viewers just couldn't continue to lie to themselves any more.

#6 | Posted by danni at 2017-08-19 09:20 AM | Reply

"Strange that channel is not even on most cable companies here."

Really?

I travel a lot, and MSNBC is on virtually every cable system I see.

Where is "here" for you?

#7 | Posted by Danforth at 2017-08-19 09:37 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

""Strange that channel is not even on most cable companies here."

And where is it that you have multiple cable companies to choose from. This is still America where monopolies rule.

#8 | Posted by danni at 2017-08-19 10:14 AM | Reply

Where is "here" for you?

My bet is Louisiana, which has Comcast and MSNBC.

#9 | Posted by REDIAL at 2017-08-19 10:40 AM | Reply

When I was looking at going with satellite TV a couple of years ago, Faux was included in all the cheapest packages, but in every instance to get MSNBC you had to pay more. In every hotel I stay, Faux is available but MSNBC is often not. Faux is on in so many public spaces like waiting rooms, lobbies, etc. The same is not true for MSNBC. Given all of that, the fact that MSNBC is #1 is remarkable. It means people are seeking it out for the truth about the Drumpf debacle. It's the same reason Colbert has been killing Fallon since Colbert went political.

#10 | Posted by _Gunslinger_ at 2017-08-19 11:53 AM | Reply

#5 | POSTED BY TMASTER
"Strange that channel is not even on most cable companies here. Sounds like most people were just not watching news and only liberals were watching."

Actually, it sounds a lot more like you've never figured out how the remote works.

"Most cable companies here"....most? How many cable companies are there where you are?
No, I'm not referring to your parents' basement, I'm referring to the city you live in.

#11 | Posted by TheTom at 2017-08-19 03:01 PM | Reply

Who watches cable teevee news, anyway? Streaming news is always fresh and fun. Take your pick; Reuters, MSNBC, Al Jazeera, FOX; name your poison.

#12 | Posted by john47 at 2017-08-19 04:23 PM | Reply

--Who watches cable teevee news, anyway?

Idiots. DR dems. Unemployed.

#13 | Posted by nullifidian at 2017-08-19 04:35 PM | Reply

I live in my moms basement get all of my "political insight" from Breitbart, Fox News, and Alex Jones/Bill Hicks.

Teajadist rube
-Nullifidian

#14 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2017-08-19 05:13 PM | Reply | Funny: 2 | Newsworthy 1

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