End Of An Era: MSNBC Trumps Fox News In Ratings After 18-Year Drought

speaks during 'MSNBC' panel during the NBC Universal portion of the 2011 Summer TCA Tour held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on August 2, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California.
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - AUGUST 02: (L-R) President of MSNBC Phil Griffin, host of 'The Rachel Maddow Show' Rachel Maddow, host of 'The Last Word' Lawrence O' Donnell and host of 'Hardball' Chris Matthews speak during th... BEVERLY HILLS, CA - AUGUST 02: (L-R) President of MSNBC Phil Griffin, host of 'The Rachel Maddow Show' Rachel Maddow, host of 'The Last Word' Lawrence O' Donnell and host of 'Hardball' Chris Matthews speak during the 'MSNBC' panel during the NBC Universal portion of the 2011 Summer TCA Tour held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on August 2, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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December 28, 2018 9:53 a.m.

For the first time in 18 years, MSNBC came out ahead of Fox News last week with an average of 1.56 million viewers to Fox’s 1.54, according to a Thursday Politico report.

Those viewers tuned in from 6 a.m. to 2 a.m. from Dec. 17-21.

Per Politico, the last time MSNBC bested Fox by that standard was back on Election Day in 2000.

Last week, MSNBC also topped Fox News in the highly sought-after 25- to 54-year-old demographic and hosted the most-watched program, “The Rachel Maddow Show.”

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