MSNBC’s Chris Matthews’ ratings collapsed last week, falling behind even Headline News’s (HLN) Jane Velez-Mitchell.
On May 1, Matthews’ Hardball earned a sparse 83,000 viewers, a distant fourth place, in the important 24-54 demographic. In his 7PM slot, Matthews fell far behind Fox News’s Greta Van Susteren, who had 286,000 viewers, and CNN’s Erin Burnett, who saw 94,000 viewers. Even HLN news reader, Jane Velez-Mitchell, earned 95,000 viewers.
Matthews did better in total viewers, coming in second behind Fox News with 678,000 of all age demographics. Van Susteren earned 1.668 million in total viewers, while CNN’s Burnett got 383,000.
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