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Fox News Demolished Joe Biden’s CNN Town Hall in the Ratings

Fox News Demolished Joe Biden’s CNN Town Hall in the Ratings

“Fox News beat CNN by a staggering 83 percent during the Biden town hall with regular programming.”

If you skipped Joe Biden’s town hall event on CNN on Wednesday night, you were not alone. The broadcast, hosted by the network’s Don Lemon, was a ratings bomb.

More people watched FOX News and MSNBC than Biden’s event.

Brian Flood reports at FOX News:

CNN’s Biden town hall flops, finishes behind Fox News, MSNBC with only 1.5 million viewers

CNN’s heavily promoted town hall event with President Biden failed to resonate with Americans on Wednesday night, as it got thumped by Fox News and even finished with a smaller audience than MSNBC.

The CNN Biden town hall, moderated by Don Lemon, averaged only 1.5 million viewers from 8-9:30 p.m. ET, while Fox News averaged 2.7 million viewers during the same time period. MSNBC averaged 1.6 million sets of eyeballs, which pushed CNN’s chat with the president to last place among relevant cable news stations.

Fox News beat CNN by a staggering 83 percent during the Biden town hall with regular programing on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” and a special edition of “Hannity” that featured Florida Republicans Gov. Ron DeSantis, Sen. Marco Rubio, Rep. Maria Salazar and Miami Mayor Francis Suarez.

Every Fox News town hall event over the past five years outdrew Wednesday’s CNN event with Biden.

CNN’s town hall also failed to beat Fox News among the key demographic of adults age 25-54. CNN averaged 306,000 demo viewers during the event, compared to 464,000 for Fox News.

If you skipped the event, you missed new moments in Biden-babbling like the stunning clip below:

This is an actual line from that clip transcribed verbatim:

“The question is whether or not we should be in a position where you uh… um… are, why can’t the… the… the experts say we know that this virus is in fact uh… um… uh… is is is going to be or, excuse me, we we we…”


And not only were the ratings awful, but the actual venue also wasn’t even full.

Samuel Chamberlain reports at the New York Post:

The town hall, moderated by CNN anchor Don Lemon, was held in a half-empty auditorium at Mount St. Joseph University. Pictures tweeted by members of the traveling press corps showed more than a dozen empty rows of seats at the rear of the venue, while the audience was clustered in the first few rows for the benefit of CNN’s cameras.

CNN spokeswoman Lauren Pratapas told The Post late Wednesday that the audience size was “typical … for a CNN town hall.”

See the picture below:

Remember back in 2008 when Democrats and the media told us John McCain was too old to be president? Good times.

Featured image via YouTube.


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President Joe Biden always sounds like two different people to me.

    henrybowman in reply to Whitewall. | July 23, 2021 at 6:23 pm

    Is one of them Max Headroom?
    On another website, the commenters have taken to calling him “Buffering Biden.”

Landslide victory legitimately obtained, to be sure.

Maybe if they had added a laugh track …

    UserP in reply to irv. | July 23, 2021 at 11:29 am

    Like they used to do on sitcoms. You would think it was funny because you thought you heard the audience laugh.

      lichau in reply to UserP. | July 23, 2021 at 2:06 pm

      I refuse to listen to anything with a laugh track. Cannot stand them.

        henrybowman in reply to lichau. | July 23, 2021 at 6:26 pm

        Mark Dice routinely adds laugh tracks to videos of CNN interviews, Psaki pressers, and Biden speeches. Improves them immensely.

Are the results of viewership leading to frustration and anger about ‘misinformation’? Is this the reason the WH is colluding with tech to censor?

Biden wasn’t the most effective communicator in his prime, much less now. Apart from an uncritical, friendly legacy media who tend to act as surrogates the WH communication strategy is failing.

The decline of viewership at CNN, MSNBC and the growth of pod casts and other internet based platforms, some which have a larger audience than the networks, hinders the ability to control the messaging.

So under these conditions censorship of dissenting voices becomes appealing to the WH. Heck, it becomes vital to suppress competing voices and narratives,, from that perspective.

    Tucker Carlson had a devastating segment on this topic last night, starting with a description of how the Biden* regime is working to gut our 1st Amendment rights in the name of fighting “disinformation” and then moving on to highlight the abject lies and gaslighting that made up his “town hall” meeting.

      CommoChief in reply to Paul. | July 23, 2021 at 11:14 am

      I missed it. I usually watch TC on Monday and then Kennedy the rest of the week if I watch TV at all.

      Glad that someone with a much bigger platform than mine sees what is happening and is putting the truth out.

Lucifer Morningstar | July 23, 2021 at 10:25 am

If you skipped Joe Biden’s town hall event on CNN on Wednesday night, you were not alone.

What the hell? I didn’t even know that Biden was going to have a “town hall” event Wednesday night. Not that I would have watched it even if I had known about it. Watching Joe try to speak in complete, coherent sentences is just too painful.

“If you skipped Joe Biden’s town hall event on CNN on Wednesday night, you were not alone.“

And RethugiKKKans say that White Nationalism is not a problem! Not watching CNN = violence.

World leaders from 15 countries attend opening ceremonies at Olympics except for USA, Joe Biden sends his wife. Even VP could not bother to attend.

Joe’s travel and speaking will be more and more limited as his Alzheimers advances.

The Friendly Grizzly | July 23, 2021 at 11:20 am

How many tuned in, then tuned away, not wanting to watch this man slide further into the abyss of mental decline?

There’s no Freude like Schadenfreude — no Freude I know.

CNN? Isn’t that the channel you see in airports? The one with the white haired gay guy with a perpetual frown?

Even people who voted for Biden ignore him because he is such an obvious embarassment.

Maybe those 81 million are ashamed what they gave us, or just had more important things to do that night.

I crack myself up sometimes.