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Trump 2020 kickoff rally delivers nearly 5M viewers for Fox News

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President Trump’s 2020 campaign kickoff rally delivered 5 million viewers for Fox News on Tuesday night, according to Nielsen Media Research.

The network was the only major cable news outlet to carry the speech in its entirety, from 8:15 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Amway Center in Orlando, Fla.

{mosads}CNN, which carried the first six minutes of the president’s speech before returning to regular programming, saw just 788,000 viewers tuning in. The network cut away after Trump talked about the “fake news” media and the crowd of 20,000 in the arena began chanting “CNN sucks.”

“Alright, we’ve been watching the president kick off his reelection bid,” anchor John Berman said on Tuesday evening when the network cut away from the speech. “He’s been on stage for about six minutes. Within two minutes he did talk about the economy, but within four minutes it was attacks on the media.”

MSNBC, which did not carry the speech, delivered 1.9 million viewers during the time during Trump which made his remarks.

In the 25- to 54-year-old demographic that advertisers typically cater to, Fox News delivered 984,000 viewers, which more than tripled CNN and MSNBC.

The decisions not to carry Trump’s speech was a stark contrast from the 2015-2016 presidential campaign season, when all three cable news networks often carried the former real estate mogul and reality star’s campaign rallies in their entirety.

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