Rachel Maddow’s Mary Trump Interview Sets Ratings Records for Show and MSNBC

Rachel Maddow’s Mary Trump Interview Sets Ratings Records for Show and MSNBC
Rachel Maddow’s interview with Mary Trump paid off in a huge way, breaking records for her show and for MSNBC, as well as winning the night overall.

According to Nielsen, Thursday’s episode of “The Rachel Maddow Show” brought in a whopping 5.2 million viewers, making it the night’s highest rated show in both total viewers and in the 25-54 demo. What’s more, it was not only Maddow’s highest-ever rated episode, according to MSNBC it was also the most-watched regularly scheduled show in the network’s history.

The episode also had a strong tail; “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell,” which airs immediately following “The Rachel Maddow Show,” saw 3.5 million viewers and was the number 4 most-watched show of the night, its highest ranking ever.

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Coming in at #2 was a rerun of “Young Sheldon” on CBS with 4.07 million viewers, followed by Sean Hannity at #3 with 3.8 million.

Mary Trump was on to discuss “Too Much and Never Enough,” her best-selling book about her uncle, Donald Trump. Among the other disclosures to come out of the wide-ranging interview, Mary Trump said that she’s personally heard Donald Trump use racist and antisemitic slurs. In response, a White House spokesperson told NBC News that Trump “doesn’t use those words” and said Mary Trump’s book was full of “falsehoods.”

Maddow’s ratings win continues a very good year for the host, whose previous ratings record of 4.5 million viewers was set in January when she interview Lev Parnas.

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