(bigleaguepolitics)MSNBC’s Morning Joe, hosted by the former Trump-loving and current Trump-hating power couple Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, has beaten Fox and Friends in average weekly ratings for the first time ever.
The ratings come from TVNewser (paywall) and the news was first tweeted by @TVNewsHQ. Last week Morning Joe averaged 1.6 million viewers while Fox and Friends averaged 1.4 million. It is the first time that Morning Joe has earned the distinction of number one cable news morning show—as well as the first time since 2001 that any MSNBC morning show finished a week at number one.
TV RATINGS: MSNBC’s Morning Joe finished last week as the No. 1 cable news morning show for the first time since 2001:
— TV News HQ (@TVNewsHQ) November 17, 2020
Morning Joe has likely had some individual days where they beat out Fox and Friends, but never a given week until last week.
Fox News has been falling off a cliff since Election Day. In just one of many recent incidents, the network cut off White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany while she was addressing voter fraud allegations. Anchor Neil Cavuto jumped in and said: “Whoa, whoa, whoa. I just think we have to be very clear. She’s charging the other side as welcoming fraud and illegal voting, unless she has more details to back that up, I can’t in good countenance continue to show you this.”
Have you jumped ship to Newsmax TV or OANN yet? Now’s the time.