Rachel Maddow Leads Cable News in Streaming

By Mark Joyella 

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140305_2754126_Rachel_Maddow__Ike_BarinholtzThe list of most-streamed primetime programs doesn’t have many surprises. Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Jon Stewart sits on top, with Mad Men, Game of Thrones, Keeping Up With the Kardashians and The Real Housewives of New York City rounding out the top five.

But right there, below Deadliest Catch and ahead of Million Dollar Listing New York sits a surprise: MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show, the ninth most-streamed show for the month of May (streaming defined as using the TiVo app to watch a live or recorded show on a tablet or mobile device).

“I hear from people all the time that they watch or re-watch this show by streaming,” Maddow told TVNewser. “Our podcasts have been super popular, too.”

It’s been a rough time for MSNBC, but Maddow remains the network’s top performer. In May, Maddow topped CNN in the 9 p.m. ET hour among total viewers for the 24th straight month. Maddow says she’s thankful for the loyalty of TRMS viewers. “It’s gratifying! I’m just psyched that people find us however they can.”