Rachel Maddow and Joy Reid - MSNBC

Rachel Maddow and Joy Reid – MSNBC

*MSNBC has become part of the resistance in the Trump regime.

Not too long ago, the cable network was averaging just 579,000 prime time viewers in Q4 2015.

On 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, and finishing the day as the No. 1 network across all of cable TV for the first time in its history.

CNN ranked fourth among all cable networks for the day with 1.13 million total viewers. Nickelodeon was third with 1.17 million.


Not only was MSNBC the most-watched cable network across total sales day (6 a.m. – 2 a.m.) for the first time in its history, but it also finished No. 1 in prime time, both in total viewers and among adults 25-54.

In addition to being No. 1 across total day and prime time, MSNBC was the No. 1 cable network across the 5 – 8 p.m. time period.

MSNBC’s Wednesday ratings were led by Maddow at 9 p.m. and Lawrence O’Donnell at 10 p.m. Their respective shows were No. 1 and No. 2 across cable on Wednesday in total audience.