Things We Saw Today: Biden Trounced Trump In Convention Ratings
There’s one thing that Donald Trump truly and deeply cares about. No, not the American people. His ratings. And therefore he’s going to be very mad that Joe Biden beat him in the ratings for their respective convention speeches.
That’s right, Biden’s speech at the DNC beat Trump’s by over a million viewers in cable rating. While Biden drew in 14.67 viewers across CNN, MSNBC, and Fox, Trump only brought in 13.48. Ouch. Let’s just savor for a moment how incredibly angry Trump has to be about that.
Overall, 23.6 million people watched Joe Biden’s speech on television, compared to 21.6 for Trump. That’s still a million less than Hilary Clinton beat Donald Trump by in the popular vote.
Huh! @AndrewBatesNC I always forget, does @realDonaldTrump care about his television ratings? Or is that not something he cares about? Like, do you think it’ll trigger him that @JoeBiden’s speech got way bigger ratings than his did? https://t.co/tddzWrXkN8
— TJ Ducklo (@TDucklo) August 28, 2020
Oh, and it’s worth noting that both of these totals are way down from 2016, but Trump’s is farther down. In 2016, Trump won the viewer race with 32.2 million, to Clinton’s 29.8. So that means while the democrats lost 6.2 million viewers (and that may have been made up for with live streaming), Trump lost 10.6 million.
Like I said, let’s just bask.
(via: The Wrap, image: Left Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images, right: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
And now, here are a few other things we saw today:
- Please do not use the faces of disabled people to make kids cry for a TikTok trend. (via Refinery29)
- JK Rowling has returned a humanitarian award. For very obvious reasons. (via Comicbook.com)
- Kate Winslet’s movie love interests as sandwiches. Because why not. (via Decider)
- Here’s the teaser for His Dark Materials Season 2:
- And X-Files comedy animated spin-off? You have our attention. (via TVLine)
- Today’s Google Doodle was Alexandre Dumas! (via CNet)
- Ayo Edebiri will replace Jenny Slate on Big Mouth. (via Variety)
- Heading into the weekend like …
I fought the log and the log won
Trail cam video: Liz Musich pic.twitter.com/CgV8bO9AjQ
— Oregon Zoo (@OregonZoo) August 28, 2020
Stay safe out there, Suvians!
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