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Friday, 24 January 2020

Americans Tune Out Schiff Sham: Impeachment Ratings Plunge by 20% After First Day

The impeachment sham is a ratings dud.
Democrats came to the Senate Floor this week to deliver their sorry case against President Trump.
And nobody cares.
After three years of constant attacks against President Trump Americans have tuned out the unhinged party.
Enough.
Viewership dropped 20% on Wednesday after Tuesday’s late night snooze fest.
New York Magazine reported:
Within the Senate chamber, lawmakers were doing their best to endure the long hours of the Trump impeachment trial’s first two days, bringing crossword puzzlesfalling asleep, and flaunting the no-electronics rule by communicating on smartwatches. At home, Americans haven’t sought these distractions, because the public is just not tuning in.
According to TV ratings for the first two days of the trial, the six news networks covering Trump’s impeachment averaged a little over 11 million viewers combined, with Fox News leading the pack with some 2,654,000 on their channel from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Viewership dropped by about 20 percent on Wednesday, with a total of 8,858,000 million watching; MSNBC led day two with 1,793,000 tuning in.
Compared to other televised political moments of historical importance, it’s a fairly weak showing. In 2018, the testimony of Christine Blasey Ford and Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh drew an audience of 20.4 million on the six broadcast networks. In 2018, the midterms also pulled in a substantial 36.1 million, a greater audience than the four previous midterms. And though it may not be totally fair to compare the impeachment trial to the last presidential election, the 2016 motherlode event drew an audience of 71 million.

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