They should have given it a different name. Who the fuck would watch an interview called “President Trump: 30 Hours”? Just reading those words makes me want to reverse-engineer a shop-vac so I can shotgun a quart of bourbon. [Oliver Willis at ShareBlue]
Americans would rather watch ‘Family Feud’ than Trump’s unhinged interview
ABC’s primetime special featuring Trump was a ratings flop.
“President Donald Trump’s much-teased interview with ABC was not the ratings bonanza the numbers-obsessed president likely would have wanted,” Politico noted on Monday.
The program, which featured ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos following Trump for 30 hours, came in third place during it’s time slot on Sunday night, behind the U.S. Open on Fox and “60 Minutes” on CBS…
Trump’s special attracted 3.91 million viewers, far below the 6 million viewers ABC attracted in the same time slot a week ago with “Celebrity Family Feud,” hosted by comedian Steve Harvey.
A friend once produced a local news show that got lower ratings on Christmas than the public access version of the Yule log (a program featuring a single camera on a log in a fireplace with Christmas music playing in the background). This is worse.
Maybe Trump could try the kitty cat filter. (H/T: valued commenter Trollhattan.)
BBC News – Cat filter accidentally used in Pakistani minister’s live press conference https://t.co/21hkjVmpkM
— Betty Cracker (@bettycrackerfl) June 17, 2019