NEW YORK – It’s unclear whether Donald Trump will make America great again, but one thing is sure: he is certainly making Fox News’ ratings great again.
Although all the major cable networks have seen a boost since Trump launched his campaign, Fox News has benefitted the most by far. In addition to delivering the network its two most watched programs ever (two heavily viewed Republican Primary Debates), Trump’s presence has also driven up ratings for its two most popular opinion shows, The O’Reilly Factor and Hannity.
Trump seems to be confusing television ratings with polling numbers, boasting, “I’m definitely winning. I mean, my numbers are huge. I’m hearing from Hannity that Fox has never seen numbers like mine. No one knows how to get ratings like me. It’s tremendous.”