However, MSNBC was at 2.13m, just 230,000 viewers behind, and the closest it has come to bettering Fox in 17 years.
CNN had 961,000 viewers, according to the Nielsen company.
Rachel Maddow can trace the mood of her audience by looking at the ratings.
Her MSNBC show's viewership sank like a stone in the weeks following Donald Trump's election, as depressed liberals avoided politics, and bottomed out over the holidays.
Slowly, they re-emerged, becoming active and interested again.