Here's the New Most-Watched Cable News Host
Rachel Maddow beat Sean Hannity in March
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 5, 2018 2:01 PM CDT
In this Friday, Nov. 6, 2015, file photo, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow speaks during a Democratic presidential candidate forum at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC.   (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)

(Newser) – Rachel Maddow is the most-watched cable news host, at least for now. The Rachel Maddow Show was the highest-rated show in cable news in March, with an average total audience of 3.058 million viewers compared to Sean Hannity's 3 million, Forbes reports. This is a big deal considering, as Huffington Post puts it, "Hannity’s long streak atop the charts." Maddow's MSNBC show also won among the coveted demographic of viewers aged 25 to 54, with an average audience of 671,000 in March compared to 616,000 for Hannity's Fox News show. MSNBC has been rising in the ratings in recent months as Fox News and CNN declined.

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