The ratings are in for President Joe Biden’s invitation-only town hall on CNN Thursday night, and they’re not good. We know that Biden prefers to do town halls over press conferences because the questions are all submitted in advance, but he really needs to find another network to do them on, as CNN remains ratings poison.
According to Mediaite, Biden’s town hall was a dud, drawing 1.28 million viewers, “finished behind every single Fox News program in the overall category.” As far as the coveted 25-54 demographic goes, the town hall drew only 288,000 viewers, finishing eighth in the demographic. “Tucker Carson Tonight,” which went head-to-head with the most popular president in history, drew 3 million viewers.
An exclusive town hall with President Joe Biden couldn’t help CNN come even close to Fox News in the Thursday ratings — with both Tucker Carlson Tonight and Hannity more than doubling the president’s audience. https://t.co/dgolrA1Cvi
— Mediaite (@Mediaite) October 22, 2021
BREAKING: Tucker Carlson draws 1.3 million MORE viewers than Biden’s town hall on CNN
Tucker: 2.9 million viewers
CNN/Biden town hall: 1.16 million
— Jewish Deplorable (@TrumpJew2) October 22, 2021
Double-check your math. It’s even more than you said.
— John Deane (@John__Deane) October 22, 2021
That’s actually 1.74M more; unless there’s a typo there.
— Dok 2.0 (@DokTwoPointOh) October 23, 2021
— Lisa (@Rockprincess818) October 22, 2021
81 million votes 🤣
— Amit Lewinthal (@lewinthal) October 22, 2021
The same average of viewers if it's a regular day 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
— Jose Perez (@jnicer31) October 22, 2021
We think it’s been a while since a CNN show managed to break 1 million viewers.
Why watch a Biden town hall or interview when his handlers are just going to "correct" all of his answers afterward?
The only reason to watch is to see what symptoms of dementia he'll display this time. And that's more sad and uncomfortable than entertaining. https://t.co/aakJhH4Sfq
— The Partyman (@PartymanRandy) October 23, 2021
— Ricardo M (@Jrdvds51) October 22, 2021
Are they done counting the views yet though? 🤔
— §thindery (@thindery) October 22, 2021
They must have counted people flipping thru channels for Biden to have that high a number.
— Donna McBroomTheriot (@TheDonnaMcBroom) October 22, 2021
Half those were people waiting to make memes
— Topper Harley (@ShitHeardataBar) October 23, 2021
Most popular president EVER
— the_ghost (@ghostman2424) October 23, 2021
— Texrack (@texrack) October 23, 2021
What happened to the 81 million people that voted for him?
— Red SOLO Cup (@JOHNHUGHES46) October 22, 2021
Most popular president in history. Clearly.
— Why ask Why? (@CommunityBnkInv) October 22, 2021
LETS GO BRANDON! pic.twitter.com/5nJ5wG1gVy
— Angie in Canada True Crime fan and Jan fan 😊 (@AngieHuggable) October 22, 2021
I can't help but suspect that those numbers are wrong.
You mean to tell me, over 1 million people actually watched Biden on tv?
I find it hard to believe…🤣
— Eshbaal Maguš – مَجُوس אֶשְׁבַּעַל (@GodlessAnarchy) October 22, 2021
I didn't even know about this town hall.
— dapaf (@dapaff) October 22, 2021
Only CNN promoted it, so it’s understandable you wouldn’t have heard about it.
I doubt it.
How long could you sit and watch old Brandon?
It's humanly impossible
— 🇺🇸🇺🇸TexanForTrump. God Bless Trump🇺🇲🇺🇲🇺🇲 (@TexanForTrump45) October 22, 2021
SpongeBob 2.5 million pic.twitter.com/nvivOGfJ2v
— Walter Biden (@dsnider94489) October 22, 2021
I’m surprised more people didn’t watch just to see the gaffes.
— Jo Beaman (@jo_beaman) October 22, 2021
First time CNN broke a million in 2 months and most of the viewers were people looking to have a good laugh 😂
— Rob 🦅🇺🇸 (@Rob_E86) October 22, 2021
And that isn't even a good night for Tucker. He normally gets a bit over 3 million.
— Cthulhu Says BLM Is A Cult (@EyerotGaming) October 22, 2021
Maybe there’s some clue in all of Biden’s tanking approval numbers.
So, THIS was embarrassing: Biden’s CNN Town Hall was SUCH a train wreck his own staff had to fact-check HIM in real-time https://t.co/07BtXn8OnQ
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) October 22, 2021