Maddow on going to dinner with rivals Hannity, Cuomo: 'I doubt they eat the same things'

MSNBC's Rachel MaddowRachel Anne MaddowSNL mocks Buttigieg campaign's viral dance video as part of strategy to get 'a negative percentage of the black vote' The Hill's Morning Report - Sondland stuns; Dems pull punches in fifth debate Five takeaways from the Democratic debate MORE told CBS "Late Night" host Stephen ColbertStephen Tyrone ColbertSchiff returning to 'The Late Show' Clinton still 'disappointed' Sanders held off on endorsing her in 2016 De Niro: Life for Americans during the Trump presidency is like 'living in an abusive household' MORE on Tuesday night that she has "lots of respect" for Sean HannitySean Patrick HannityHannity slams Stern for Clinton interview: 'Not the guy I grew up listening to' Impeachment puts spotlight on Georgia Republican eyeing Senate Hannity urges listeners to call Georgia governor over Senate pick bucking Trump MORE and Chris CuomoChristopher (Chris) Charles CuomoYoung Turks founder: Past remarks on women were attempt 'to be a stupid, politically incorrect Republican' Trump 2020 national spokesperson gives birth to daughter Trump tweets altered CNN clip mocking Cuomo segment MORE, while jokingly adding that she likely wouldn't go to dinner with her 9 p.m. cable news rivals because she doubts "they eat the same things."
 
The sit-down with Colbert is part of Maddow's media tour for her new book, "Blowout: Corrupted Democracy, Rogue State Russia, and the Richest, Most Destructive Industry on Earth," which currently sits at the top of Amazon's bestseller list following its release on Tuesday. 
 
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"I have social anxiety. I don’t go out to dinner, so the answer is probably no just because of me,” Maddow told Colbert. “But I have a lot of respect for both of them. I mean ... you know when you have this kind of a job, it’s a small cohort of people who do this work.”

“When you’re up against others who do this work well. Doesn’t matter if they’re competitors, they’re the ones who know what it’s like to do this job every day 52 weeks a year," she continued. 

"I have nothing against them personally," Maddow underscored before appearing to consider what a meal between the three would look like. "I don’t know what they eat. I doubt they eat the same things. They’re different guys.”
 
Maddow again finished the third quarter of 2019 as MSNBC's top-rated host and has seen a ratings bump in the past week after experiencing a sharp decline following the release of former special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerTrump says he'll release financial records before election, knocks Dems' efforts House impeachment hearings: The witch hunt continues Speier says impeachment inquiry shows 'very strong case of bribery' by Trump MORE's report in April. 
 
The viewer bump occurred directly after Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy Pelosi 'Don't mess with Mama': Pelosi's daughter tweets support following press conference comments Bloomberg: Trump should be impeached On The Money: Congress races to beat deadline on shutdown | Trump asks Supreme Court to shield financial records from House Democrats | House passes bill to explicitly ban insider trading MORE's (D-Calif.) announcement on Sept. 24 opening a formal impeachment inquiry against President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrumps light 97th annual National Christmas Tree Trump to hold campaign rally in Michigan 'Don't mess with Mama': Pelosi's daughter tweets support following press conference comments MORE, who is under intense scrutiny over a July phone call in which he pressed Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump to hold campaign rally in Michigan Castro hits fundraising threshold for December debate Buttigieg draws fresh scrutiny, attacks in sprint to Iowa MORE, a leading 2020 presidential candidate.  
 
Overall, the top shows in cable news for the past three months ending in September in both total viewers, as well as in the key 25-54 demographic, were Fox's "Hannity" with 3.28 million viewers, followed by "Tucker CarlsonTucker CarlsonKaren McDougal sues Fox News over alleged slander Conservative Dan Bongino launches alternative to the Drudge Report Trump's Afghanistan 'peace deal' evidences Tucker Carlson's 'salesman' claim MORE Tonight" with 3.08 million viewers.

"The Ingraham Angle" was third with 2.629 million viewers, followed by "The Rachel Maddow Show" with 2.52 million viewers and Fox's "The Five" with 2.5 million viewers.

Maddow will host 2016 Democratic nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTrump to hold campaign rally in Michigan Saagar Enjeti ponders Hillary Clinton's 2020 plans Political ad spending set to explode in 2020 MORE on MSNBC on Wednesday night, who is on her own book tour promoting "The Book of Gutsy Women."