Rachel Maddow and Mary Trump make a terrific TV combination


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NEW YORK – Not only can President Donald Trump’s niece Mary, sell books, she can draw a TV crowd.

Her hour-long interview with Rachel Maddow last Thursday reached 5.2 million people, the largest audience ever for one of Maddow’s shows and the largest ever for a regularly scheduled show on MSNBC, said the Nielsen company.

It’s not bad for July, when TV audiences are typically the smallest of the year.

Mary Trump’s book, “Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man,” approached one million units sold on pre-order only. The first week sales figures are expected later this week.

Mary Trump also drew a crowd to CNN on Friday, where she was interviewed by Chris Cuomo during the 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. EST hours, but not at Maddow’s audience level. Cuomo’s first-hour audience of 2.19 million was up 28% from the year’s average, while second-hour’s 2.66 million was up 39%, said Nielsen.

CBS won the prime-time week, averaging 3.2 million viewers. NBC had 3 million, ABC 2.8 million, Univision 1.4 million, Fox 1.3 million, ION Television reached 1.1 million, and Telemundo 820,000.

Fox News Channel led cable networks with an average of 2.94 million prime-time viewers. MSNBC was second with 2.03 million, CNN with 1.59 million, HGTV with 1.29 million and TLC with 1.26 million.

ABC’s “World News Tonight” was the leading evening news channel with an average of 8.9 million viewers. NBC’s “Nightly News” had 7.6 million and “CBS Evening News” 5.2 million.

For the week of July 13 to 19, the top 20 prime time shows, their networks and their audience:

1. «America’s Got Talent», NBC, 7,63 millions.

2. «The Rachel Maddow Show» (jeudi), MSNBC, 5,24 millions.

3. «NCIS», CBS, 5,04 millions.

4. «60 minutes», CBS, 4,96 millions.

5. «FBI», CBS, 4,42 millions.

6. «America’s Funniest Home Videos», ABC, 4,26 millions.

7. «United We Fall», ABC, 4,24 millions.

8. «Young Sheldon», CBS, 4,08 millions.

9. «Celebrity Family Feud», ABC, 4,03 millions.

10. «Tucker Carlson Tonight» (lundi), Fox News, 4 millions.

11. «Hannity» (lundi), Fox News, 3,99 millions.

12. «FBI: Most Wanted», CBS, 3,97 millions.

13. «Hannity» (mardi), Fox News, 3,843 millions.

14. «Hannity» (jeudi), Fox News, 3,835 millions.

15. «Tucker Carlson Tonight» (mardi), 3,81 millions.

16. «World of Dance», NBC, 3,76 millions.

17. «Blue Bloods», CBS, 3,753 millions.

18. «Titan Games», NBC, 3,752 millions.

19. «Hannity» (mercredi), Fox News, 3,74 millions.

20. « Magnum, PI, CBS, 3,738 millions.

David Bauder, The Associated Press

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