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Rachel Maddow draws over 2M viewers as she returns to MSNBC



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Rachel Maddow’s return to her MSNBC present introduced together with her a rankings increase — drawing greater than 2 million viewers on Monday after months of lackluster viewership in her absence.

The rankings confirmed a bump over current weeks, once they’d fallen under 2 million since Maddow took leave in February to work on different tasks, together with a film model of her “Bag Man” podcast and a book. The prior Monday, for example, the present drew simply 1.6 million viewers.

On Monday, Maddow introduced she’ll quickly be going to a weekly schedule. Beginning Might 2, “The Rachel Maddow Present” can be weekly on Monday nights. 

The rankings disparity sheds mild on the issue dealing with MSNBC, specifically how will the community keep sturdy rankings in her absence?

Even with the two.1 million viewers she introduced together with her return to her left-leaning present, Maddow nonetheless trailed Fox Information’s Sean Hannity, based on Nielsen figures. Hannity additionally airs within the 9 p.m. Jap slot.

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Rachel Maddow’s present has been slumping within the rankings since she took a hiatus in February.
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His present, “Hannity” reeled in simply over 2.7 million whole viewers. “CNN Tonight” got here in third on the time slot with simply 690,000 viewers.

Maddow got here in because the seventh most-watched present on Monday, with Fox sweeping the highest six spots.