E.J. Smith notes of President Trump’s Tulsa event that “The media writes about low turnout at the event, but Fox had a record-breaking viewership of it (7 million-plus).”
Have so many people ever watched a campaign event simultaneously before? That doesn’t account for another 4 million who streamed the event live online or those who watched it later. At least 2.5 million have watched the Fox News YouTube embedded below.
The Hill reports:
President Trump‘s rally in Tulsa, Okla., generated the largest Saturday audience in Fox News Channel’s 24-year history in delivering 7.7 million viewers, according to the early Nielsen data.
The rally, which began shortly after 8 p.m. and ran for approximately one hour and 45 minutes, was also the network’s highest-rated telecast of the year after the president’s State of the Union address, which drew 8.2 million viewers in early February.
The Trump campaign also says 4 million additional unique viewers watched on streaming platforms online.