Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Big Network Ratings Drop for Republican Convention Parade of Strange Speeches, Including Lara Trump Who Never Mentions Being Married to President’s Son


Last night’s Republican Convention must certainly have gotten good ratings on Fox News.

But on the broadcast networks it was a dud.

Numbers fell on both ABC and NBC. Strangely, the numbers went up a little on CBS, which was already pretty low from Tuesday night.

Altogether, fewer than 5 million people tuned in on the big three networks starting at 10pm to hear Mike Pence, his wife, Kellyanne Conway, Lara Trump, and a smattering of odd types extol the virtues of Donald Trump while completely ignoring the 175,000 dead from the pandemic, or the rioting in cities over the killing of black men and women by police.

If the RNC were a regular series, it would be in danger of cancellation.

The strangest speech was from Lara Trump, the dimwitted daughter-in-law, who never mentioned her husband, Eric Trump, the husband’s much mocked son. He might take note of that. Poor Eric is apparently not even incidental. Watch the clip. She says she’s daughter, sister, and daughter in law. Never wife or mother.



Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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