90 Miles From Tyranny : Fox News reaps record-breaking 4th of July ratings bonanza as competitors snub Trump’s epic speech

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Fox News reaps record-breaking 4th of July ratings bonanza as competitors snub Trump’s epic speech



The decision by ABC, CBS, NBC and MSNBC not to provide live coverage of President Donald Trump‘s Fourth of July “Salute to America” speech gave Fox News Channel a record-breaking ratings bonanza.

Citing Nielsen Media Research statistics, Fox News announced that it was the top-rated network for special coverage of Trump’s Independence Day speech, drawing 4.6 million total viewers and 793,000 in the 25-54 demographic from 6:30-7:30 p.m. ET.

Fox News said the ratings are the “highest July 4th ever” in prime time in both total viewers and the coveted 25-54 demographic. The network also said “Special Report,” which led into the president’s speech, delivered its highest telecast of the year in both categories.

After drawing a record audience, Fox News CEO Suzanne Scott may be tempted to send the networks that did not cover President Trump’s address a thank you card.

And what a treat the viewers were in for, as Trump delivered a rousing statesman-like speech on the greatness of America and the might of the U.S. military, rising above the politics and self-promotion his critics insisted would be...

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