Like the social media numbers, the television audience for the Tulsa Trump rally was huge. An incredible 7.7 million total viewers tuned into Fox News to watch the rally. This represents the largest Saturday night audience in the networks history. That’s in addition to the 11 million people who watched the rally on social media. President Trump should be extremely pleased with this rally, despite the sabotage tactics from the Left. Let’s see what “Sleepy Joe” Biden can do to respond.
“Trump rally gives Fox News largest Saturday night audience in its history” https://t.co/XZaStbbRIp
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 22, 2020
11 MILLION people watched @realDonaldTrump’s rally on Saturday.
That does not even include the millions who watched on TV.
Biden will never be able to compete with that level of enthusiasm! pic.twitter.com/OqjMEzQfxS
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) June 22, 2020
While Biden was in his basement, @realDonaldTrump had 5.3 MILLION+ viewers tune in to his rally.
If Team Biden can ever figure out how to live stream, the media should broadcast it all in its full incoherence.
There will be no enthusiasm, and voters won’t like what they see!
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) June 21, 2020
Trump rally gives Fox News largest Saturday night audience in its history
By Fox News, June 22, 2020
A whopping 7.7 million total viewers tuned into Fox News from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. EDT during Trump’s remarks, making it the most watched Saturday in the network’s history during that time period, according to early Nielsen data.
Trump’s rally also gave Fox News its largest Saturday night primetime audience ever from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Trump’s State of the Union address is the only telecast on Fox News in 2020 to outdraw the 9 p.m. hour of Trump’s speech on Saturday, which averaged 8.2 million total viewers.
By comparison, ESPN’s coverage of the NFL Draft’s opening night averaged 8 million, MSNBC’s most-watched Democratic primary debate averaged 7.7 million and CNN’s most-watched Democratic primary debate averaged 7.4 million.
The Trump campaign has stated that even more viewers tuned in when including the significant audience that watched via streaming platforms.
“President Trump’s rally in Tulsa attracted over 4 million unique viewers across all of the campaign’s digital media channels. The live-streamed pre-rally shows drew an audience of more than 2.5 million unique viewers by themselves,” Trump 2020 communications director Tim Murtaugh said in a statement.
Liberal pundits have labeled the rally a disappointment because of the in-person attendance figures – but the Trump campaign disagrees.
“The news media, which encouraged protestors and bombarded Americans for more than a week with dire warnings against attending a Trump rally, are still unable to prevent President Trump from reaching the people. These numbers represent unmatched enthusiasm behind the President’s re-election and a massive audience that Joe Biden can only dream of,” Murtaugh said.
A spokesperson for the Tulsa Fire Department told Fox News on Sunday that fire marshal records show just under 6,200 scanned tickets were logged for the rally at the BOK Center. The figure doesn’t include Trump team staff members or private suites, which were fully booked.
The president and his campaign had touted 1 million ticket requests; the arena’s capacity is 19,000. The mainstream media has focused on the crowd size, with some top Democrats gloating that teenage activists sabotaged the turnout through Chinese video-sharing platform TikTok.
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