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Rachel Maddow is kicking Sean Hannity’s ass in the cable news ratings

According to a report from Forbes this Wednesday, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow beat out Fox News host Sean Hannity for the highest ratings in cable news this March.

Maddow had an average total audience of 3.058 million, marking her show’s second best performance to date at the 9 p.m. hour.

Hannity came in second with 3 million viewers.

Maddow was also ahead of the pack when it came to viewers ages 25–54, the prize demographic for advertisers. Within the coveted demographic, Maddow had 671,000 viewers while Hannity finished the month with an average of 616,000.

In March, MSNBC’s programming in prime time, daytime and total day all broke records for the network. The network’s prime-time lineup averaged 2.398 million total viewers, finishing as the No. 2 network across all of cable TV.

Fox News was still the top-rated cable news network overall in the first quarter of 2018, averaging 2,479,000 viewers overall and 494,000 in the 25-54 demographic in primetime.

But MSNBC’s ratings for prime-time shows are up 8 percent from 2017, while Fox News is down 18 percent and CNN is down 16 percent, according to Forbes.

Featured image via screen grab/YouTube

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