The program with host Rachel Maddow debuted in 2008 and airs weeknights on MSNBC at 9 p.m. The shows is said to attract a predominately female audience.

The liberal news program is the network's top rated program which focuses on the major political topics of the week.

Her no nonsense analysis includes topics such as reproductive rights, union issues, voting rights, healthcare issues and the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Special highlights in the show include the "Debunktion Junction" segment where Maddow reviews little known political topics for the audience.