MSNBC’s Maddow Drops to FIFTH in July Ratings Behind Fox’s The Five

It was a weak month for Rachel Maddow. The MSNBC host, who leads the network’s primetime slate, fell to fifth place in the July ratings, behind four Fox News programs that dominated the monthly numbers in total viewers.

Fox News boasted the top four most-watched cable news programs for the month –– Hannity, Tucker Carlson Tonight, The Ingraham Angle, and The Five. MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show came in fifth.

Hannity held down his customary top spot with 3.332 million viewers total for the month, and 527,000 in the advertiser-coveted adults 25-54 demo.

But the real headline for Fox News in July was the success of The Five — which averaged 2.503 million viewers for the month, compared to 2.487 million for Rachel Maddow, 1.914 million for Lawrence O’Donnell, and 1.485 million for Chris Hayes.

The Five also scored in the key demo, getting 398,000 viewers in that category compared to 384,000 for Maddow.

Overall, Fox News posted an average of 2.438 million viewers in primetime, followed by MSNBC with 1.503 million and CNN with 797,000.

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