Trump’s town hall swamped by more-watched ‘America’s Got Talent,’ ‘Big Brother’ and NBA action
The ratings are in for President Trump’s town-hall meeting and they’re downright covfefe.
The ratings-obsessed commander-in-chief’s performance on ABC was a downright dud, drawing less than 4 million viewers on Tuesday, reported The Hollywood Reporter.
Trump couldn’t even outshine his Fox News confederates Tucker Carlson or Sean Hannity, who each generated a double-digit percentage viewership edge over him on Tuesday.
“The President and the People: A 20/20 Special Event,” staged in Philadelphia and moderated by George Stephanopoulos, had the president answering questions from undecided voters. The 90-minute show attracted 3.97 million spectators, according to the Reporter.
Those numbers were dwarfed by “America’s Got Talent,” which easily claimed the night with 5.94 million watchers. A Game 7 NBA conference semifinal featuring the Denver Nuggets and Los Angeles Clippers was the second-most-watched playoff game so far this season with 5.23 million viewers and an impressive 2.2 million spectators in the coveted 18-49 demographic.
Trump also lagged behind an episode of “Big Brother” and Game 1 of the Miami Heat’s thrilling overtime conference final win over the Boston Celtics.
While viewership declined in the season premieres of both “Sunday Night Football” and “Monday Night Football,” sports fans had the option of checking out NBA and NHL action.
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, pro hoops and hockey games have been major players vying for their share of the TV viewership pie. Ordinarily, both leagues complete their postseason in mid-June and don’t play meaningful games again until October.
Sunday afternoon’s national NFL game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New Orleans Saints — in which Tom Brady made his Bucs’ debut after a 20-season stint in New England — has blown away all other contenders for the week in drawing a jaw-dropping 28.5 million spectators, according to Fox Sports.