Fox News Channel receievs massive ratings victory amid the coronavirus coverage following President Trump’s task force news briefing.
Fox scored a ratings win as its shows topped Nielsen data, recording huge viewer tune in which the network secured spots as the top 6 programs on cable news.
The President’s coronavirus task force briefing from the White House on Wednesday occurred during “Special Report” with Bret Baier which airs on weeknights. The news conference was carried live on Fox News and interested viewers tuned in by the millions.
The same left-wing media complaining that the Trump administration wouldn’t hold daily news briefings is now suggesting the daily updates should not be carried live, but Fox News stuck to its regular pattern and reaped the rewards Wednesday as a whopping nearly 5.9 million total viewers watched.
The BPR reported that the 6 p.m. show was the top-ranked show on cable news for the night as it touted 1,257 million viewers in the adults 25-54 age range, a demographic highly coveted by advertisers.
Early Nielsen data stated that Fox News Channel’s prime time lineup rode the victorious wave into the following hours as “Hannity” and “Tucker Carlson Tonight” came in first and second.
An it wasn’t just in prime time that the network saw a huge rating win, the total day numbers also left Fox News’ competition in the dust.
Overall, 4.8 million viewers tuned in to Fox News Channel from 8–11 p.m., with 908,000 in the all-important 25-54 demo.
Despite the lefts attacks on Fox News, its ratings continue to outflank the competition. Tuesday’s virtual town hall with Trump and his coronavirus task force pulled in 4,409,000 overall viewers – and that was not even in prime time as the event was aired between 12:00 and 2:00 p.m. ET.
The town hall, which did not have an in-person audience due to coronavirus concerns, set a record as the most-watched town hall of all time, Interestingly, the previously held record was by Fox News for its town hall with the president in Pennsylvania on March 5 which drew in a total audience of 4,180,000.