MSNBC Finishes First, Fox News No. 3 With Primetime Coverage Of Donald Trump’s Tuesday Night Massacre

Rachel Maddow

The evening Donald Trump sacked FBI director James Comey, MSNBC finished first in the news demographic, and Fox News Channel finished No. 3 out of three.

FNC finished first in overall audience with coverage of Trump’s stunning Comey firing.

MSNBC logged 738K news-demo viewers in primetime. CNN followed with 719K news demo viewers. FNC averaged 700K in the key news sales demographic, age 25-54.

The spread was bigger in total viewers: FNC led primetime with 3.3M primetime viewers, MSNBC logged 2.9M and CNN averaged 1.9M.

MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show was No. 1 across all of cable news in the demo, and logged her second best total-viewer haul ever – 3.354M viewers – behind only her March 14 program, in which she got her hands on a Trump tax report.

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