The CNN town hall event in Ohio, with the current President of the United States, only averaged 1.5 million viewers, slumping behind both Fox News and MSNBC.
Per Fox News citing Nielsen Media numbers:
- The 8 to 9:30 p.m. timeframe that had the actual show with President Biden and Don Lemon on it only drew in 1.5 million viewers, while MSNBC averaged 1.6 million and Fox News had 2.7 million.
- For the “primetime” hours of 8 to 11 p.m. CNN averaged 1.3 million viewers overall, compared to MSNBC at 1.6 million and Fox News at 2.3 million.
The piece notes that Fox News dominated over CNN in the 25-54 demographic as well, to the tune of a 150,000-plus difference.
Here’s a taste of what viewers missed out on.
At one point Joe Biden told host Don Lemon: “And the question is whether or not we should be in a position where are why can’t the experts say we know that this virus is in fact it’s going to be or excuse me we know why the all the drugs approved are not temporarily approved and but permanently approved, that’s underway too.”
Another highlight of the evening was Biden’s response to a restaurant owner. The entrepreneur wanted answers as to how the President was going to get people back to work.
"There's some evidence that maintaining the ability to continue to not have to pay your rent so you don't get thrown out, being able to provide for unemployment insurance has kept people from going back to work," Biden responded in part.
He also admonished the restaurant owner by saying the federal government spent billions of dollars to help restaurants stay open.
Meanwhile in local Cincinnati news, it’s reported seemingly nobody at Mount St. Joseph University wants to take credit for hosting the event at their school.