Rachel Maddow Kicks Butts of King, Olbermann

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Sorry, but only John McClane can stop him now. Photo: WikiCommons

Just two weeks into her new prime-time MSNBC slot, Rachel Maddow's ratings have surpassed those of her mentor Keith Olbermann. She raked in 1.8 million viewers Tuesday night, despite appearing against Sarah Palin, who was on rival Hannity & Colmes (which scored 3.1 million, beating the O'Reilly Factor). Olbermann, her lead-in, only scored 1.6 million. Maddow also beat Larry King during her hour by nearly 100,000 viewers. [HuffPo]