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Nielsen reveals how many people watched President Trump's primetime address

Nielsen reveals how many people watched President Trump's primetime address”

'But these people behind you say it's worth it, ' Trump reportedly added, gesturing at communications aides Bill Shine, Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Kellyanne Conway.

Smith also informed his information-challenged audience that that new trade deal with Mexico that's supposed to pay for all this isn't actually a thing yet: "As for the trade deal he mentioned with Mexico, which he said would pay for the wall, that trade deal is not yet complete".

Fox News averaged 8 million viewers from 9-9:30 p.m. ET, while MSNBC averaged 4.2 million and CNN averaged 3.6 million sets of eyeballs. Second place went to CNN with 1,388,000. Wallace replied that it would but this would not be enough because the Democrats still won the House in the midterms with the border wall being Trump's main issue.

And Trump's speech had a carryover effect for Fox News.

Trump's narrative about the southern border "really is fiction. Someone's got to fact-check that", Lockhart said.

There was some internal debate at networks about whether to grant Trump the TV time for Tuesday's speech, but 11 separate networks aired it.

Seth Meyers, the host of "Late Night" on NBC, took a position about this on his show Monday night.

Hours after the lunch, Trump spoke to the nation from the Oval Office for the first time in his presidency. "Otherwise, they're just passing on his lies unfiltered", Meyers said.

Trump will visit the Capitol on Wednesday to meet with Senate Republicans, and has invited Democratic and Republican congressional leaders to return to the White House to meet with him later that day.

Then came his joke: "They should either reject him outright, or if he insists on speaking in prime time, make him do it as a contestant on 'The Masked Singer, '" referencing the new singing competition show on Fox.

"Now that the television networks have made a decision to air the President's address, which if his past statements are any indication will be full of malice and misinformation, Democrats must immediately be given equal airtime", they wrote.



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