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Klobuchar’s Fox News Town Hall Dominates Timeslot Ratings

Klobuchar’s Fox News Town Hall Dominates Timeslot Ratings

Wake up, DNC. You want viewers? Go on Fox.

Maybe the DNC should reconsider its position to not have Fox News hold a primary debate.

Candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) had a town hall on Fox on Wednesday, which won the ratings with 1.6 million viewers from 6:30PM to 7:30PM.

The town hall with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) in April had the highest ratings of any town hall with 2.5 million viewers.

From Mediaite:

Presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) helped Fox News to a ratings win with a town hall event that led the night with 1.6 million total viewers.

Klobuchar appeared at an hour-long forum hosted by Fox News anchors Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum Wednesday night from 6:30 to 7:30 pm, and according to Nielsen ratings figures, won the cable news timeslot race in both total viewers and the advertiser-coverted adults 25-54 age group, with 235,000 viewers in the key demo. The forum was also tops in overall viewers for all of cable television.

The performance of the event tracks with a previous Fox News town hall for Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), which posted 2,554,000 viewers total and 489,000 viewers in the key 25-54 demographic. The Sanders forum was also moderated by Baier and MacCallum.

Here’s the thing. The latest Monmouth Poll has Klobuchar at 2%. She has never had the numbers like Sanders or former Vice President Joe Biden.

So despite the low interest in Klobuchar, the town hall still brought in the viewers. I cannot wait to see if it affects her polling numbers.

Another reason for the DNC to accept Fox News? Klobuchar’s town halls on other channels bombed. She held one on CNN in February, which came in third place. From Deadline:

CNN’s Don Lemon-hosted town hall with Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar came in third on Presidents Day to MSNBC and Fox News Channel, both in total viewers and in the news demo.

CNN’s 10-11:15 PM sit-down with the Dem presidential candidate clocked 1.139M viewers. Only 294K of them fell into the 25-54 demo that is the currency of news programming.

Running more than a million viewers ahead of Klobuchar: MSNBC with 2.391M viewers, ahead of FNC (2.390M).

Then in April, CNN had town halls with five Democrat presidential candidates. Klobuchar’s town hall came in dead last with only 869,000 viewers.

Hate Fox News all you want, but you cannot deny the station’s popularity.


I watched it live. Klobuchar did well. She describes herself as progressive, but doesn’t come across as angry and vindictive (Warren), a wacko (Bernie, Spartacus), or bewildered (the rest of the Dem field). I could see her being a Biden VP pick, or even a surprise “moderate” contender if Biden falters.


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caseoftheblues | May 10, 2019 at 7:41 am

Every single Democrat candidate is a crazed extremist lunatic that if given the chance will utterly destroy the United States….


Fox News, where Americans go for news and info.

I agree with the Professor’s analysis, as I caught a bit of the Townhall myself. She needs to lose the Hillary stylist, though.

inspectorudy | May 10, 2019 at 10:27 am

I have always respected her questioning in the vetting of candidates that Trump has chosen. It is the opposite of Harris’ or Booker’s. But when she started off with “The Russians have hacked into our election system, that was too much for me. There is no evidence of any hacking into our election system. This means she is like the others and goes along with the latest Demorat meme.

I wish Fox in some respects wouldn’t give them the time of day

The democrats do not want normal people to tune into their “town halls” or debates. Normal people will know those candidates are fruitcakes determined to destroy the republic and institute a police state.

They prefer a network where other nuts are watching. They can then distribute sound bites they consider sufficiently coded to fool the viewers that did not tune in, the normal people.

Putting any of the current crop of democrat party presidential candidates on TV for everyone to watch would be their demise.

So let me get this straight….. we should want the Dems to wake up and put their people on Fox News why?

Either we want all of them to get as much air time as possible so Americans can truly know how wacko they ALL are, or we don’t want them to get airtime because they may be slick enough to convince enough independents to believe their lines of B.S. Pick a lane and stay in it. I’m in the camp of letting the Dems stay on NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN, PBS, MSNBC and whatever other channel that serves their side. Getting them in front of “our people” only means that the dumbest among our side get taken. No thanks.

My desire is for every R voter to be well versed on the issues and principles of conservatism and republicanism, then vote that way. Reality is that both sides have individuals that vote the way we want even though they are ignorant to why. In the end, for ignorant ones on our side, it’s the better bad choice. A Republican going on CNN is really the same as a Dem on Fox…..just trying to fool the ignorant.

“Wake up, DNC. You want viewers? Go on Fox.”

Bite your tongue, Mary, don’t encorage them! It’s bad enough we have to change the channel when they trot our Geraldo and Brasserie… 🙂

Did she beat up any of her aides or was she on a leash like she needs to be?

An unpleasant person in real life, she projects normalcy. Her small minded viciousness and ignorance are well hidden by practiced acting.