UNITED STATES−Nielsen Media Research reports that President Donald Trump’s Town Hall meeting in Scranton, Pennsylvania, the hometown of former Vice President Joe Biden’s on Thursday, March 5, was the most-watched in cable TV history.
The event was sponsored by Fox News and co-hosted by Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum. Reports indicate 4.2 million viewers watched, with MSNBC’s achieving 1.4 million viewers and CNN with 1 million with a reported 744,000 people in the age demographic of 25-54. Reports indicate President Trump had an estimated 15 million more viewers than either of his Democratic contenders at a Town Hall on Fox, CNN, or MSNBC.
WNEP, the local TV station for Lackawanna County indicated people started lining up for the Town Hall at 10:30 a.m. for the 6:30 p.m. event at the Scranton Cultural Center Masonic Temple.
Baier and MacCallum took questions from the audience which President Trump answered covering a wide array of topics including coronavirus, Senator Chuck Schumer’s threatening of Supreme Court Justice’s Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch, Senator Elizabeth Warren dropping out of the race, and who his opponent in the presidential race may be.
President Trump thanked each person for their question, and said, “that is a good question,” before offering facts and figures of each topic and touting his accomplishments in each area.
A full list of questions and answers can be found at on The White House website.
This was President Trump’s first Town Hall of 2020.