Just a few months ago, people were saying Beto O’Rourke might be the “white Obama.” Now he is watching his support and momentum collapse. If the ratings for his CNN town hall event this week are any indication of his future, it might be time for him to call it a day.

Julio Rosas reports at the Washington Examiner:

Beto O’Rourke’s CNN town hall ranks near the bottom in ratings

Presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke is not only starting to appear toward the bottom in the polls, but his Tuesday televised town hall with CNN now holds the distinction of being one of the lowest in ratings for the network.

O’Rourke’s CNN town hall averaged 714,000 total viewers and 194,000 in the 25-54 demo, which means it came in third for both categories during 10-11:15 p.m. EST, according to early Nielsen Media Research.

In the same time slot on Tuesday, Fox News’ “The Ingraham Angle” had about 2,393,000 viewers and MSNBC’s “Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell” had about 2,274,000 viewers.

Beto’s town hall attracted fewer viewers than the same CNN event for John Hickenlooper, if you can believe it.

Heavy reports:

Beto’s CNN Town Hall did Worse Than Hickenlooper’s

Beto O’Rourke’s CNN town hall Tuesday night did not attract the ratings his campaign hoped for. According to Deadline, O’Rourke attracted an average of 714,000 viewers and a news demographic (25-54 year-olds) of 194,000 viewers.

One stat that stood out, and will make Beto’s team sweat is that his total viewership of 714,000 fell short of Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper’s, whose town hall was back in March and attracted 754,000 viewers.

Ratings assembled by Nielson show that during last night’s 10-11:15pm timeslot MSNBC and Fox News dominated CNN’s – 2.196 million for MSNBC and 2.260 million for Fox.

Beto did his best to say all the things the left wants to hear. Via Twitchy:

In the end, it didn’t matter:

When Beto was running against Ted Cruz, he was useful to Democrats and the media. Now he’s just one of over 20 Democrats running for 2020 and the novelty is all but gone.

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