Rachel Maddow Is Most-Watched In February, As MSNBC Leads All Cable Networks (forbes.com) I've mentioned my distaste for Maddow previously, and it has nothing to do with her politics, which I disagree with, but can appreciate a discussion. I just don't like her show. On the other hand, also as I've mentioned, Joe Scarborough is my favorite talking head. Morning Joe finished first in daytime. MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show will finish February as the top-rated show in all of cable television, with an average total audience of 3.6 million viewers—the second month in a row that Rachel Maddow has been the most-watched host in all of cable. At the other end of the day, MSNBC’s Morning Joe finishes February as the most-watched morning show in cable news with a total audience of 1.4 million viewers (ahead of Fox News Channel’s 1.1 million viewers and CNN’s 734,000 total viewers). Morning Joe also won in the key demo of adults 25-54, the demographic group most valued by advertisers, with an average audience of 217,000 viewers, followed by Fox News (187,000 viewers) and CNN (179,000 viewers). This is quite unusual. Fox's worst ratings in 20 years. ( ‘We are lost’: Fox News suffers worst ratings in 20 years | The Independent ) Morning Joe has been the sane true conservative show for the last four years, and Maddow is boring, but intelligent far-left investigative ideology. My opinions, of course. What are we seeing? Did Fox News succumb to the Trump purity test? Has the moderate middle of the viewing public joined the left wing at MSNBC? The station sure has exhibited this. When the likelihood of seeing names like Bill Kristol, George Will, Michael Steel, Charlie Sykes, every other never trump conservative, becomes greater on MSNBC than Fox News, we know the dynamics of conservatism have shifted. (Adding Nicole Wallace was another move to the middle from the right for MSNBC.) So, Trump's gang went to Newsmax and OAN, leaving Fox scrambling, but what's up with MSNBC? They never did this well before. MSNBC won the key prime time race in February, with an average total audience of 2.85 million viewers, just ahead of Fox News Channel (2.8 million total viewers). So far in 2021, Morning Joe is #1, and MSNBC remains top-rated in all of cable in prime time, extended prime time (4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday) and full day among total viewers, according to year-to-date ratings data compiled by Nielsen.