CNN’s Biden Town Hall Draws Appalling TV Viewer Numbers
Event overshadowed by Fox News and MSNBC primetime shows
CNN's broadcast of its town hall event with Democrat Joe Biden failed to draw in decent numbers of viewers, falling way behind the primetime shows on the network's cable rivals.
Biden failed to shake up cable ratings as the far-left "news" network sat in the shadows of Fox News and MSNBC for primetime hours.
Wednesday's town hall, which was moderated by CNN anchor Don Lemon in Cincinnati, garnered just over half the number of the total viewers that Fox News had at the same time.
The broadcast finished third in ratings for Wednesday night, falling just behind left-wing rival MSNBC.
CNN’s town hall drew in 1.46 million viewers between 8:00 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. as Biden spoke, according to Deadline, which reported on the latest ratings from Nielsen.
That figure is “down significantly from CNN’s town hall with Biden in February, which drew 3.5 million viewers.”
The report noted that Biden's last town hall on CNN in Feb. was just able to outpace the audience on Fox News and MSNBC.
During that same 74-minute time frame on Wednesday, Fox News received an average of 2.76 million viewers for Tucker Carlson Tonight and a portion of Hannity.
Sean Hannity's show put on an alternate town hall event with Florida Republicans, including Gov. Ron DeSantis, Sen. Marco Rubio, and Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar to discuss the Cuban protests.
MSNBC, with a slight edge over CNN, saw an average of 1.47 million viewers for All in with Chris Hayes and the first part of The Rachel Maddow Show.
“CNN did better in the rankings for the 25-54 demo, with 297,000,” Deadline reported.
“That was ahead of MSNBC with 197,000, but well behind Fox News with 475,000.”
For primetime viewership on Wednesday, Fox News dominated across the board.
Fox raked in an average of 2.36 million viewers.
MSNBC pulled 1.63 million.
While CNN trailed in third place, bringing in just 1.28 million.