Saturday’s Trump rally held in Tulsa, Oklahoma was not carried by either CNN or MSNBC which has proven to be gift to the Fox News Channel. According to early Nielsen data, the rally generated the largest Saturday audience in Fox News Channel’s 24-year history with 7.7 million viewers.
The Trump campaign released information stating an additional 4 million unique viewers watched on streaming platforms online. “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,” stated Tim Murtaugh, communications director for Trump 2020.
Highlighting most media headlines on Sunday was the light attendance at the rally. Attendance concerns were blamed on Coronavirus fears, fake online reservations filled out online by those wanting empty seats, along with protester fears. Regardless of what accounted for a less than full arena, the record television ratings indicate that Americans viewers remain highly interested in hearing from the President.