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Rachel Maddow's ratings plummet after her big Trump tax 'scoop' failed miserably

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow's ratings plummet after revealing President Donald Trump's partial 2005 tax return. (Image source: YouTube)

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow's ratings are quickly finding their way to the bottom of barrel.

Following her show on Tuesday night where she revealed President Donald Trump's partial 2005 tax return — which ended up being a big win for the White House — Maddow saw her ratings plummet 36 percent the next day.

The ratings plummet even included a nearly double digit drop, nine percent, from the previous week.

And among the key demographic of 25 to 54-year-olds, Maddow's viewership dropped a staggering 54 percent, according to TVNewser, including a 16 percent drop compared to the previous week.

Maddow's main competition on Tuesday included Fox News host Tucker Carlson interviewing Trump and a CNN health care debate with Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price. She bested CNN, but still lagged behind Fox by more than one million viewers.

Maddow was widely mocked for her segment because it revealed that Trump made $150 million in 2005 and paid $38 million in taxes — equaling a tax rate of 25 percent — which demolished the Democrats' theory that Trump is a tax evader.

Many likened Maddow's segment the infamous moment in 1986 when Geraldo Rivera opened Al Copone's vault only to find that is was empty.

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