“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:
Crushing it pic.twitter.com/DI21CUSp7k
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) July 22, 2021
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:
What the Biden CNN town hall looks like from the back of the auditorium: pic.twitter.com/juUehd7PDu
— Jennifer Epstein (@jeneps) July 22, 2021
Remember back in 2008 when Democrats and the media told us John McCain was too old to be president? Good times.
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