President Donald J. Trump, joined by Vice President Mike Pence and members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, delivers remarks at a coronavirus update briefing Sunday, March 15, 2020, in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks)

By Tank Murdoch @TheNatSent

(TNS) So, while a taxpayer-funded NPR station in Seattle is refusing to carry President Donald Trump’s live coronavirus briefings anymore because he’s such a big fibber and all, it would seem a large number of Americans would disagree.

According to Nielsen Media Research, the president’s virtual town hall hosted by Fox News anchors Bill Hemmer and Harris Faulkner, and which also featured Vice President Mike Pence, Dr. Deborah Birx, and Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams, was the most-watched town hall event in cable news history.

Nielson said the event netted an average of 4.4 million views, 1 million of which were in the high-coveted 25-54 demographic, eclipsing both CNN and MSNBC in both total viewers and the 25-53 demo.

Not bad for a network all the mainstream media children despise and regularly denigrate (because they could never hope to attract a similar number of viewers).

“CNN was in second place for both categories in the same timeframe, getting an average  2.1 million total viewers and 643,000 for the  25-54 demo. MSNBC was third, having an average of 2 million total viewers and 345,000 in the age demo,” Town Hall reported.

Meanwhile, and by the way, Fox News continues to hold its place as the No. 1 cable news outlet, easily besting competitors night after night whose only schtick is bashing a president that is handling the coronavirus pandemic like a boss, according to the latest polling figures.


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