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Fox News Sets Ratings Record With Trump’s July 4th Celebration



Almost 5 million people reportedly tuned into Fox News to watch the network’s coverage of President Donald Trump’s July 4th “Salute to America” speech.

The broadcast that reached 4.9 million viewers topped all other coverage Fox has presented on Independence Day during its 23-year history, according to Neilson Media Research, The Hill reported Tuesday.

Fox News beat its nearest competitor by a million viewers, with NBC attracting an audience of 3.8 million.

CNN, which only carried a small portion of the event, managed to garner 1.5 million people for its coverage of Trump’s speech before the Lincoln Memorial.

In the vital 25- to 54-year-old category that is coveted by advertisers, Fox News more than doubled CNN during the Lincoln Memorial address, attracting 793,000 households versus the 353,000 that watched CNN.

Those who watched saw a cornucopia of America’s military might, with tanks on the streets and flypasts overhead, including a show from U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels aerobatic team.

The parade was criticized by many in the media — even before it aired — as a politicization of July 4.

MSNBC devoted no resources for coverage.

Other media lashed out at the celebration, with some saying there was too much emphasis on the U.S. military and that it was “authoritarian” for doing so.

New York magazine expressed surprise that people watched the celebration in such large numbers.

The evening was so successful that Trump announced Monday he wants to do the same thing next year, prompting some critics to say the event is an unnecessary expense.

“It was a wonderful day for all Americans and based on its tremendous success, we’re just making the decision and I think we can say we’ve made the decision to do it again next year. And maybe we can say for the foreseeable future,” Trump said at the White House on Monday.

A version of this story appears on the Daily Caller website.

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  • Notalib says:

    The MSM is still out of touch with American’s and America. They are really slow to learn. Maybe they will never learn. Thumbs up Mr. President. It was an awsum 4th Of July presentation.

  • Marian Dinan says:

    The 4th of July celebration in DC, otherwise known as the “American Patriotic Citizens 4th of July,” was a spectacular eventful, beautiful, memorable day for much of the country. We watched the entire day’s events. Thanks to President Trump and his administration/staff for bringing all of it together. Have never seen such a beautiful fireworks display.

  • RONALD PEASE says:

    do nothing congress is expensive but we pay them.

  • Gayle says:

    The event was a beautiful salute to our military and veterans! We need to teach all Americans what our military did, do and sacrifice for our country! To many Americans take their freedom for granted. The media and Demon-rats show how unpatriotic they are and also show how they hate America and our President! They sound like raving lunatics when they said this type of thing has never been done! Also the hypocrites talk about wasting money when I have never seen money Demon-rats is not willing to spend! I guess the only money they want to spend now is on illegals!

  • MINNETTE says:

    You hit the nail on the head!

  • It was so impressive, and truly the best July 4th celebration that I have ever seen. This POTUS unlike the ex Muslim Manchurian Candidate who hated America , lets our Military know we love them, and appreciated their sacrifice. It was inspiring. Hope it happens next year, and the Fake media and the Demorats can stick it where the sun don’t shine…where they keep their heads all the time.


    Some say President Trump is not perfect. Frankly I believe Trump is perfect. Proud of my President!

  • Duane Pettengill says:

    The Dems have a lot to answer for when it comes to spending money wisely. They are worried what it cost for the celebration of our independence from that illustrious country Great Briton. They spend billions on aid to illegal aliens and then worry about what Trump spent on a celebration of our great nation and all you have to do is look at the attendance and realize that America is proud of where we are heading and could care less what the left thinks!

  • Madeleine says:

    In spite of the naysayers, who are extremely prejudiced and jealous, it was fantastic! Watched it 3 x times and enjoyed every minute. It covered everything, from hero’s, bravery, Military, school bands and Drum Majorettes, Countries floats, Air Show/fly overs and achievements over the years Loved it. Ignore the sour pusses

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