MSNBC’s Maddow Sees Massive Ratings Spike Amid Cohen-Manafort Drama

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Nick Givas Media And Politics Reporter

MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow saw a massive ratings spike for her Tuesday shows after the news of Michael Cohen’s plea deal and Paul Manafort’s conviction.

Ratings came in for “The Rachel Maddow Show” and “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell” and showed them bumping Fox News’ Sean Hannity to third place, garnering 3.893 million viewers and 3.339 million viewers respectively, according to Nielsen. (RELATED: Rachel Maddow Scores Coveted Comey Interview And Decides To Talk About Russian Hookers)

Maddow took the top spot across the board in cable viewership and scored in the key age demo of 25 to 54 with 881,000 viewers, Mediaite reported. MSNBC said Maddow’s Tuesday show ended up being her second highest rated broadcast ever.

MSNBC was number one in all of prime time from 8pm-11pm with 3.296 million total viewers, according to Mediaite.

Manafort was found guilty on eight of 18 charges in Virginia on Wednesday for violating banking and tax laws, while Cohen’s deal with federal prosecutors covers crimes of bank fraud, tax evasion and campaign finance violations. It is unclear if President Donald Trump will opt to pardon Manafort.

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