Nearly Twice As Many People Watched Trump’s Speech On Fox News

10 January, 2019, 05:55 | Author: Dominic Spencer
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After all, left-leaning networks like MSNBC saw a greater audience (4.24 million) than conservative-leaning and non-partisan networks like Fox News.

"That is Donald Trump doing what Donald Trump does best: not paying the people who work for him".

For network executives, tradition and news judgment - the simple idea that this is "a presidential address from the Oval Office" - outweighed concerns about the content.

In that key 25-54 age bracket, FNC topped CNN (1.385M) and clobbered MSNBC (811K).

Fox News almost eclipsed both networks by 1.5 million viewers over the course of the night from 8 p.m.to 11 p.m. EST.

It's unclear exactly what impact Trump's speech (and the Democratic rebuttal) will have on actual policy.


White House counselor Kellyanne Conway says the group had a "robust exchange" and 'questions were asked and answered'.

CNN brought on Daniel Dale, a White House correspondent for the Toronto Star, who has become known for cataloguing Trump misstatements, and he said the president falsely asserted it was the Democrats who had advanced the idea of a steel barrier instead of a wall.

"The networks, I hope, yesterday struggled with the decision to put this on, because he consistently hasn't told the truth".

Critics immediately panned President Donald Trump's prime-time speech pushing for a U.S. -Mexico border wall for its numerous lies and misrepresentations, even on the president's favorite network. "It was historic. Rarely does a president of the United States interrupt primetime television to warn us about a completely made-up thing".

Seth Meyers, the host of "Late Night" on NBC, took a position about this on his show Monday night. Fox News was second with 8.04 million.

As of Tuesday morning, all the major cable and broadcast networks have confirmed that they will carry the Democratic speech.

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