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Donald Trump ‘Surprised’ CNN Hasn’t Celebrated ‘Very Big Ratings Night’ After Town Hall

“Instead of reacting as they did, they should have acknowledged the tremendous ratings they received that night, one of the best in many years, and celebrated their accomplishment.”

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In an interview with The Messenger on its launch day, former President Donald Trump expressed his surprise at the negative reaction to the ratings his town hall garnered on CNN. Trump believed that CNN should have celebrated the event’s success instead of being “traumatized” by it.

During the interview, Trump also mentioned his astonishment at the hostility he encountered during the town hall, as he assumed the network was attempting to regain viewership.

“I had expected them to maintain a neutral stance, or even improve upon it, in order to regain viewership. Considering they had one of their highest viewership days in years, one would assume they would celebrate their success,” said Trump.

“It was surprising to witness their state of trauma following the event. Instead of reacting as they did, they should have acknowledged the tremendous ratings they received that night, one of the best in many years, and celebrated their accomplishment. It would have been appropriate to “spike the football,” so to speak.”

According to Brian Stelter, the gathering attracted an audience of 703,000 individuals between the ages of 25 and 54, surpassing CNN’s average viewership for the 8:00 p.m. time slot by a factor of five. The following day, Trump expressed that numerous people had their opinions altered after listening to Common Sense, which he described as exceptionally brilliant.

Nevertheless, the town hall faced backlash from certain high-ranking staff members, such as Anderson Cooper, who informed viewers the following day that they had the full entitlement to feel outraged and angry and discontinue watching the channel altogether.

Senior media reporter Oliver Darcy expressed in his Reliable Sources newsletter that it was challenging to perceive how the airing of falsehoods on CNN Wednesday evening served the interests of America.

“Well, I don’t want to say. But everyone else says it was. … I’ve never been so credited with the successes the way I have with this. Everybody — the radical left, fascists, Marxists, communists, and normal people — has said it was a complete victory for Trump. .. But CNN has taken tremendous hits. And I’m surprised they don’t really say that they had a very big ratings night. Truly surprising to me.”

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Norah O’Donnell to Host CBS Evening News From Republican National Convention

CBS Evening News with Norah O’Donnell will originate from the Wisconsin city on Wednesday, July 17th, and Thursday, July 18th.

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As the Republican National Convention is scheduled to begin, CBS Evening News will be on location with Norah O’Donnell anchoring from Milwaukee.

CBS Evening News with Norah O’Donnell will originate from the Wisconsin city on Wednesday, July 17th, and Thursday, July 18th. On the first two days of the convention, the program will offer extensive coverage of the event with in-depth analysis and also the latest developments of the campaign of President Joe Biden.

O’Donnell will also anchor primetime coverage from 8-11 PM ET as former President Donald Trump is expected to accept the party’s nomination for President. Joining O’Donnell in primetime are chief political analyst John Dickerson, Face the Nation moderator Margaret Brennan, and chief White House correspondent Nancy Cordes.

CBS News will feature extension coverage of the event. Tony Dokoupil will be on location for the network’s morning show. Other personnel covering the convention for the network include Weijia Jiang, Major Garrett, Robert Costa, Ed O’Keefe, Caitlin Huey-Burns, Jake Rosen, and Olivia Rinaldi.

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Greg Gutfeld Executive Producer: We Won’t Be Wall-to-Wall Republican National Convention Just Because We’re in Milwaukee

“If there’s the kind of pop culture stuff that we do in the back half, we’ll still do that.”

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Fox News is taking its entire primetime lineup to Milwaukee for the upcoming Republican National Convention. And while Greg Gutfeld will be on location, that doesn’t mean the convention will be the only topic of conversation.

Gutfeld! will air at 11 PM ET — an hour later than its usual time — during the convention to make way for a special news program hosted by Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum.

But the late-night show will be in the Wisconsin city speaking with a panel of usual guests. And with that usual cast of characters means that the content of the program isn’t likely to change from its usual format.

“It’s people who Greg loves and has good chemistry with,” Executive Producer Tom O’Connor told TVNewser. “I don’t think it’ll be wall-to-wall RNC coverage for the whole hour, either. If there’s the kind of pop culture stuff that we do in the back half, we’ll still do that. That’s stuff that Greg always wants to talk about.”

O’Connor added that “It was an easy decision” to move Gutfeld! to Milwaukee for the Republican National Convention. He continued by noting that Greg Gutfeld being more comfortable as the host of the show allows for more on-location programs.

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Tucker Carlson Network App Coming to Smart TVs

“Our team has spent months developing the new TCN TV app, and it’s about to go live.”

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Tucker Carlson has been off TV since his April 2023 ouster from Fox News. That’s about to change with the launch of an app for his Tucker Carlson Network.

In an email to subscribers, the Tucker Carlson Network revealed “Our team has spent months developing the new TCN TV app, and it’s about to go live. When this app is released, you’ll be able to watch Tucker on your TV at any time.

The Tucker Carlson Network app will join a growing field of smart TV apps in recent months. Nearly every network news outlet has a free, ad-supported TV streaming app with products like NBC News Now, ABC Live, and the recently rebranded CBS News 24/7.

It is unclear if the new app will require a subscription to the network to watch the various video programs being produced by the former cable news host.

Currently, subscriptions to the platform cost $9 monthly or $72 for the entire year.

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