New Fox News host Laura Ingraham said if she were liberal, she "would watch Rachel Maddow" on MSNBC, according to an interview with Variety published Thursday.
"If I were a liberal, I would watch Rachel Maddow,” the conservative Ingraham said. “She’s really passionate about what she does.”
"The Rachel Maddow Show" is MSNBC's highest-rated program and was the most-watched in cable news in the key 25–54 demographic that advertisers covet most over the summer.
Fox News moved Sean Hannity from his 10 p.m. time slot to 9 p.m. to present a direct contrast to Maddow in terms of style and political perspective and to open up the 10 p.m. slot to Ingraham, a Fox News contributor since 2007. She will compete against MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell and CNN's Don Lemon on the cable news front.