Hit Fox News show “The Five” surpassed a TV ratings milestone on Tuesday by pulling in a staggering 4 million viewers.
The huge audience tuned in as the show’s co-hosts responded to Joe Biden’s FBI raiding President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home on Monday.
When Trump is making headlines, cable television ratings skyrocket.
It has been this way for years, with anti-Trump networks like CNN and MSNBC suffering huge losses after the 45th president left office.
After the FBI raided on Trump’s Palm Beach, Florida residence, MSNBC saw its highest-rated prime time numbers since February 2021.
Trump’s nemesis Joe Scarborough had a great Tuesday on his MSNBC show “Morning Joe.”
The show pulled in over a million viewers across its 4 hours.
However, Fox News continued to dominate, beating both MSNBC and CNN combined in total viewers and the key 25-54 age demographic for Tuesday.
In total, “The Five” brought in a massive 4.05 million total viewers to win the day.
Total viewers day:
- CNN: 710,000
- Fox News: 2.17 million
- MSNBC: 1.19 million
- CNN: 159,000
- Fox News: 321,000
- MSNBC: 139,000
Total viewers primetime:
- CNN: 883,000
- Fox News: 3.21 million
- MSNBC: 1.73 million
- CNN: 234,000
- Fox News: 472,000
- MSNBC: 190,000
Meanwhile, multiple media outlets have sued to see the warrant the FBI used to search Trump’s home.
From political watchdog group Judicial Watch:
Judicial Watch announced today that it has filed a motion asking the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida to unseal as soon as possible the search warrant materials used by the FBI to raid President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home in Florida (U.S. v. Sealed Search Warrant (Case No. 9:22-mj-08332)).
In its motion Judicial Watch states:
Judicial Watch is investigating the potential politicization of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Department of Justice and whether the FBI and the Justice Department are abusing their law enforcement powers to harass a likely future political opponent of President Biden.
The public has an urgent and substantial interest in understanding the predicate for the execution of the unprecedented search warrant of the private residence of a former president and likely future political opponent….
[N]o official explanation or information has been released about the search. As of the filing of this motion, the public record consists solely of speculation and inuendo.
In short, the historical presumption of access to warrant materials vastly outweighs any interest the government may have in keeping the materials under se