President Donald Trump put ratings-challenged Chris Wallace and CNN on notice by pulling in a massive audience for his 2024 presidential campaign announcement.
At least 12.5 million Americans watched some or all of his 2024 announcement live on Tuesday night, ratings show.
CNN and other left-wing “news” outlets have struggled with plummeting viewer numbers since the 45th president left office due to the amount of anti-Trump content they relied on.
On Tuesday night, Fox News had over 5.16 million total viewers and 929,000 viewers in the key 25-54 age demographic during its 9 p.m. hour.
CNN carried part of Trump’s speech and delivered a massive (for CNN) 2.43 million total viewers and 656,000 demo viewers at 9 p.m.
Newsmax broadcast Trump’s announcement live and saw a massive surge, delivering 1.13 million total viewers, with 195,000 in the key demographic.
Right Side Broadcasting Network (RSBN) carried the speech digitally across a number of platforms and claimed that it had more than 3.8 million viewers for the speech.
According to Breitbart:
That means that between Fox News, CNN, Newsmax, and RSBN, at least 12.5 million Americans watched at least part of Trump’s announcement live, an astoundingly high number for the rollout of a presidential campaign.
The media can’t quit Trump because he delivers what no one else can on a regular basis: Ratings.
CNN went all in against Trump for the ratings and now the network is scrambling for survival.
CNN covering Trump’s speech live. They seem to want Trump to win so their ratings go up.
— Iman Hallam (@ImanHallam) November 16, 2022
I totally agree with this.
Also, we aren’t gonna beat Trump by running against the media – we’re gonna beat him by running against him. https://t.co/0wWXKsQZXc
— Jon Favreau (@jonfavs) November 16, 2022
outsmarted himself: every time Trump was television screen, ratings soared — so MSNBC covered every Trump speech, giving him millions of dollars in free publicity.https://t.co/w0CnAVImrl
— tenilla (@rjmcmurphy91) November 11, 2022