MSNBC’s coverage of the Chris Christie scandal has powered Chris Matthews, Rachel Maddow and Lawrence O’Donnell all to wins over Fox News with younger viewers age 25-54.
According to TVNewser, Monday was a very good night for MSNBC, “It was also a good night for MSNBC, which continued its coverage of the Chris Christie scandal throughout primetime. The network won in the demo at 7pmET, 9pmET and 10pmET. “Hardball with Chris Matthews” beat “On the Record with Greta Van Susteren” by +31,000 A25-54 viewers. Rachel Maddow’s program beat Megyn Kelly’s by +100,000 demo viewers, and “The Last Word” beat “Hannity” by +82,000.”
The only time slot that Fox won was at 8 PM, where Bill O’Reilly saw his audience swell to nearly double its normal size, because he was airing part two of his interview with President Obama. Fox News’ struggles to draw younger viewers have been well documented, but the cable news leader almost lost an entire night to MSNBC. If it wasn’t for Barack Obama, Fox might have been totally screwed.