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

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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 MuellerFox News legal analyst says Trump call with Ukraine leader could be 'more serious' than what Mueller 'dragged up' Lewandowski says Mueller report was 'very clear' in proving 'there was no obstruction,' despite having 'never' read it Fox's Cavuto roasts Trump over criticism of network MORE's report in April. 
 
The viewer bump occurred directly after Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiPelosi arrives in Jordan with bipartisan congressional delegation Trump says his Doral resort will no longer host G-7 after backlash Scrap House defense authorization provision benefitting Russia MORE's (D-Calif.) announcement on Sept. 24 opening a formal impeachment inquiry against President TrumpDonald John TrumpPelosi arrives in Jordan with bipartisan congressional delegation Trump says his Doral resort will no longer host G-7 after backlash CNN's Anderson Cooper mocks WH press secretary over Fox News interview 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 BidenCNN's Anderson Cooper mocks WH press secretary over Fox News interview Yang cautions Democrats: Impeachment might not be 'successful' Ocasio-Cortez: Sanders' heart attack was a 'gut check' moment 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 CarlsonNBC-Universal rejects outside investigation of Matt Lauer Megyn Kelly appearance on Fox News draws more than 4 million viewers The Hill's 12:30 Report: Hunter Biden speaks out amid Ukraine controversy 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.