Trump’s Fox News Town Hall Brings in Fewer Viewers Than His CNN Town Hall

June 03, 2023

The town hall event hosted by Sean Hannity in Iowa brought in 2.78 million total average viewers at 9 p.m. and 320,000 viewers in the key 25-54 age demographic, almost half a million fewer viewers than Trump’s CNN town hall on May 10th. Trump’s CNN town hall, hosted by Kaitlin Collins, scored 3.31 million total viewers and 781,000 demo viewers – a major boost for the ratings-beleaguered network. Notably, however, Fox averaged 2.07 million prime time viewers in April and 1.42 million viewers in May — the first full month since Tucker Carlson’s firing. CNN saw its Thursday ratings prime time average up a bit with 521,000 total average viewers, while MSNBC brought 1.43 million total viewers. CNN’s Trump town hall resulted in weeks of criticism and internal turmoil.