Rachel Maddow’s return from a Covid hiatus on Thursday to her eponymously-named MSNBC show earned it top ratings at 9:00 p.m. in overall viewers, while her competition at Fox News fell to third in that timeslot in the coveted 25 – 54 age demographic.
According to Nielsen Media Research, The Rachel Maddow Show was the most-watched program at 9:00 p.m. with 3.78 million viewers, thanks, in part, to her highly anticipated return, in which she offered an emotional opening monologue revealing that her partner had almost died from the coronavirus. Close behind her was Fox’s Hannity, with 3.71 million overall viewers. Cuomo Prime Time came in third in total audience with 2.82 million.
In the demo, the 9:00 p.m. hour was even more competitive, with just 56,000