Not very well, judging by the latest cable news ratings, as HotAirPundit reports.
The heaviest Palin-bashing on MSNBC occurs on the Ed Show, which airs in the 6:00 PM time slot. Not coincidentally, that program is the lowest-rated on the network's schedule, and during that time slot and several others, Fox News has a larger audience than MSNBC, CNN and HLN combined.
Another big MSNBC Palin-basher, Keith Olbermann, gets trounced almost three to one by FNC's Bill O'Reilly. Chris Matthews, who frequently attacks Gov. Palin, does get beat three to one by Glenn Beck in the 5:00 PM time slot and by four to one by Shep Smith at 7:00 PM. Hannity handily crushes Rachel Maddow at 8:00 PM, and Greta beats the Olby re-run at 9:00 PM with almost three times the MSNBC audience. In the key 25 to 54 demographic, Fox beats MSNBC by even greater margins.
But don't expect the most left-leaning of all cable networks to ease up on Gov. Palin anytime soon. The important thing is to get the left-wiing message out, as opposed to CNN, which appeals to only slightly less radical liberals. MSNBC staff and management consider it a great victory when the channel manages to eek out a victory over CNN, which it manages to do only during Olbermann's first hour, when it edges CNN and Campbell Brown in the 8 o'clock hour.