Rachel Maddow’s Replacement Isn’t Doing Very Well

(RepublicanInformer.com)- Alex Wagner, who replaced Rachel Maddow’s show on MSNBC on the 9 p.m. slot from Tuesday through Friday, has tanked in comparison to her predecessor, according to Daily Caller. In her two weeks as the host of the new primetime slot, Wagner has kept a comparatively small number of Maddow’s audience.

Wagner previously hosted “NOW with Alex Wager,” before the show was eventually canceled in the network’s decision to move to a straight news program. She returned in February 2022 as a senior political analyst and guest anchor before being offered Maddow’s spot.

But these were apparently big shoes to fill as Maddow was ranked as the network’s top anchor—or, more succinctly put, the network’s top commentator. Fox reported that “The Rachel Maddow Show” averaged 2.39 million viewers in July. The show prior to that, “MNSBC Primetime” averaged just 1.42 million viewers.

In the two weeks following the debut, Wagner reached only 1.6 million viewers, one million viewers behind what Maddow used to net during the same two-week period. This reportedly represents an average drop of 38%. Sean Hannity over at Fox News averages 2.8 million viewers a night during the same time.

Wagner’s show began somewhat higher than where she is now. When the show premiered, viewership declined by 27%. She also trailed behind Maddow’s rankings with the young demographic 25-50. She only averaged 183,000 to Maddow’s 230,000. For comparison, Tucker Carlson averages nearly 500,000 viewers in this demographic.

Earlier this year, Maddow signed a multi-year contract with NBC to host her program once a week on Monday’s so that she can devote more time to working on her film adaptation of her book, as well as her podcast “Big Man” with Ben Stiller and Lorn Michaels.