The Fox News network scored a significant victory in ratings while covering a Wednesday, March 25, briefing in which President Donald Trump spoke with his staff about the CCP Virus, also known as the Wuhan virus.
According to BizPac Review, the broadcast achieved a high number of viewers, even exceeding the figures estimated by the data company Nielsen Holdings, thus placing the news network among the six best cable news programs.
The program “Special Report” by the presenter Bret Baier, broadcast the president’s speech together with his team from the White House. It managed to keep the attention of almost 5.9 million viewers, giving it an advantage over other media that have chosen to limit the coverage of the presidential announcements about the situation in the country due to the CCP Virus.
In addition to the special report, some other well-known Fox News programs that are in the ratings include “Hannity,” in first place “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” in second place, while “The Five” ranked fourth.
In addition, the high figures in the ratings covered not only the evening hours, whose time slot corresponds to these news programs, but also a total of 4.8 million viewers tuned in to Fox News Channel from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
As the digital media company Mediaite pointed out, MSNBC placed below Fox News, with 2.79 million viewers while in prime time CNN got 734,000 viewers.
However, some media have expressed their dissatisfaction with the news network’s good rating, seeking in some way to question the coverage of the president’s briefings.
One example is The New York Times, which wrote, “President Trump is a ratings hit, and some journalists and public health experts say that could be a dangerous thing.”
The article states, “The audience is expanding even as Mr. Trump has repeatedly delivered information that doctors and public health officials have called ill informed, misleading, or downright wrong.”
Nevertheless, Fox News was first in tune-in full time, registering some 1.88 million viewers in total during the programming broadcast from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., reaching some 371,000 viewers in the demonstration.